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Museo Historico Nacional

Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
+54 11 4307-1182
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Interesting museum but no info in English

A very interesting museum about the history of Argentina with all the aspects covered from the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Orestis N
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Brussels, Belgium
Great but you need a guide if you don't speak Spanish.

This museum contains some very important items related to Argentina's colonial past. However most... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Russelljack
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Sydney, Australia
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

A very interesting museum about the history of Argentina with all the aspects covered from the pre-Colombian years and with may relevant artefacts. Not suitable for non-Spanish speakers, as there is no information in English and only limited availability of guided tours in English.

Thank Orestis N
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This museum contains some very important items related to Argentina's colonial past. However most of it is lost on you if don't read Spanish. We were wandering through the exhibits when we were approached by Vitaly, an official English speaking guide who offered to give...More

Thank Russelljack
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Jeanne J
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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...More

3  Thank Maria B
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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
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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
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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...More

Thank Aurea V
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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....More

Thank LolaGo1
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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.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
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