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Museo Historico Nacional

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Address: Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
Phone Number:
011 4307-1182
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield...

Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield paintings by artist Candido Lopez and tells the story of Argentine history through paintings and artifacts.

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Small but gives the flavor of Argentine history

This museum is found in Lezama Park just a little further down Defensa from Plaza Dorrega. Labels all in Spanish but covers early prehistory, indigenous people, revolution of... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2015
Jeanne J
Bellevue, Washington, USA
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London, UK
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I received an agressive reception as soon as I entered the building, making me feel distinctly unwelcome. The person at the reception desk deigned to speak with me in English only to tell me without a single ounce of sympathy that nothing in the museum was translated into English. After that she gave me no further attention (certainly not to... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

This museum is found in Lezama Park just a little further down Defensa from Plaza Dorrega. Labels all in Spanish but covers early prehistory, indigenous people, revolution of 1820, San Martin's campaigns in Peru and Chile, war with Brazil over eastern territory settled by formation of Uruguay. When we were there eight characters from history were roaming, including two women... More 

1 Thank Jeanne J
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We were very exited to visit this museum and learn about Argentina's history but it was a total disappointment. Everything is written in Spanish. No translation whatsoever. Not even the audio guides. We tried asking for a guide even if we had to pay an extra fee but even the guide only speaks spanish :(

3 Thank Maria B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great museum to tells the the early history of Argentina. A great museum to see first before the Bicentennial Museum.

Thank JA Experiences N
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

This place is very average. It's all nice enough but it's not a full museum and English is almost not existent; which as this is a national museum we found surprising. If you have loads of time here visit, otherwise miss it

2 Thank James K
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

If you like Goya you have to be there to see this marvelous room compared to the profound and beauty of the black room of Goya in Museo del Prado in Madrid. Once you are in Buenos Aires, don't miss this really important room with full of important Goya. The rest of the museum is avarage, but I also like... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2015

After visiting MAMBA, I asked the staff how to get to the Museo Historico Nacional. After walking for about 5-7 minutes I saw the entrance to this museum. Entrance is FREE, but one has to pay when leaving one's back pack at the Front Desk. Fee is 20 Argentinian pesos or about US $2.36. Exhibits include paintings of some Generals,... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2014

I liked this museum enough to come back. I don't know too much about Argentine history except that it has been tumultuous (and continues to be). There was a fascinating but gruesome exhibit while I was there about the Argentina/Paraguay/Uruguay War. The building is beautiful.

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Adrian, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is a nice little museum that is housed in an old mansion located effectively in the La Boca area. It contains some interesting displays but the era it treats is confined strictly to Argentinian independence and does not cover a broader range of history as the title might imply. The only items not fitting that theme are contained in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

This museum is located in an old house on the skirts off the parque lanzana. It is a really lovely building in a very nice setting. The museum exhibits relate to the Independence actions in the 1800s on the River Plate and events following. Of particular interest is a fragile and original banner from that time together with important documents.... More 

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