These are the five best museums of the city, in no specific order because each museum has its charm. The list below covers different parts of the city.
This museum exists thanks to Eduardo Costantini, who one day decided to share his private collection with the community. It specializes on Latin American art. It is one of the must-sees of Palermo.
📍 Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
🕰Thursdays to Mondays: 12:00 to 20:00.
Wednesdays: 12:00 a 21:00.
Holidays: opened from 12:00 to 20:00
💵 Entrance Fee
MUSEO DE ARTE DECORATIVO
This museum is also in Palermo, but it is completely different from MALBA. It is dedicated to decorative arts and great part of its collection includes furniture, tapestries and weapons from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th. The museum itself is worth visiting because it used to be the palace of the aristocratic Errázuriz Alvear family.
📍Av. del Libertador 1902
🕰 Tuesdays to Sundays from 12.30 to 19.
💵 Very cheap, the museum only asks for a small contribution
MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES
In Recoleta, near the cemetery, there is a big pink building that resembles a Greek temple. This is the National Museum of Fine Arts. Its collection shows world-wide masterpieces of various artists like Monet, El Greco, Van Gogh as well as Argentinean artists like Cándido López and Ernesto Deira.
📍 Av. Del Libertador 1473
🕰 Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 to 20
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 20
💵 Free, but non-residents must pay a cheap fee.
We are sure that among your plans there’s a visit to San Telmo. That day, don´t forget to visit the Museum of Modern Art that is near the market. Here you will find pieces of modern and contemporary art from the Argentina (Juan Carlos Castagnino, León Ferrari, Jorge de la Vega…) and the world (Miró, Chagal, Klee…). Moreover, the museum also has a big collection of industrial and graphic design.
📍Av. San Juan 350
🕰Mondays to Fridays from 11 to 19
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 11 to 20.
Tuesdays closed (except on public holidays)
MUSEO QUINQUELA MARTÍN
This museum in La Boca, near Caminito, was founded thanks to the generous donation of Benito Quinquela Martín. The museum is located in what used to be the house and atelier of this well-known Argentinean artist. It displays figurative art from the end of the 19th century until our present days. On the terrace there are also sculptures.
📍 Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1843/35, La Boca
🕰 Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 18.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 11:15 to 18.
💵 Very Cheap!