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Address: Bolivar 65, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4342-6729
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A journey back in time

In the immediate area of many other important buildings is this one. Free admission and they have cards in English that give the translation of all the signs and information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

In the immediate area of many other important buildings is this one. Free admission and they have cards in English that give the translation of all the signs and information. Relics of early colonial days when it served as a government building and prison. If you walk upstairs you get an overview of the area in front of the red... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A nice travel in the early years of Buenos Aires, showing how it rose from and fell into war over the years.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

If you go and see this place just check with the opening times. The place is just amazing and you can read all about the various exhibits with english cards for each of the rooms that you visit. Don't forget to go up stairs as you get good views of Plaza de Mayo and all the surrounding buildings. A good... More 

1 Thank olie293
Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

the Cabildo of Buenos Aires is very nice, from the 19th Century with lots ot history to read , I love what I saw, much better than plaza de mayo with protesters

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

A good little museum that will teach you about the origins of modern Argentina and is located on the same square as Casa Rosada and not far from Café Tortoni.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Best viewed from the Plaza de Mayo it is more than just a drive by and the interior contains good information on the history of Buenos Aires. A good starting point for your visit to this city.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Standing on the central and most important Plaza de Mayo this former town hall is nowadays a small museum on Argentina and BA history. Small fee to enter, little explanation in English but good views from the balcony over the square and Casa Rosada.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We entered the cabildo for a quick tour and ended up staying over an hour in it. Although the place is rather specialized and focuses on the history of Argentina creation, it turns out that both the building and the clever presentation (with only sporadic English translations) are good enough to keep you interested for the whole visit. Beside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The museum is not so big and I know a lot of people are not so enthusiastic about this kind of tour, but you should definitely do it. You will find a lot of information regarding an epic moment for Argentina. It is not worth to visit the country and not learn something about its history. I strongly recommend this... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Plaza de MAyo in Buenos Aires is the epicenter of the Argentina history throught the centuries... the plaza is surrounded by emblematic buildings.... Cathedral, NAtional BAnk, Pink Government House and off course the CABILDO... where history was made.

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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