A day at the Museums: 5 Recoleta & Palermo Museums (Part I)

History, art, technology, science, characters meet together along almost forty blocks crossing three of the northern neighborhoods of the Buenos Aires. Our pick for today: 5 Recoleta & Palermo Museums you must visit:

Museo del Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Galileo Galilei, Palermo
The planetarium plays an important role around the popularization of science and astronomy. It has little rocks, remains of meteorites, posters, pictures, computer graphics, videos. The copernicus planetarium of 1901 deserves to be highlighted.
Av. Sarmiento y Av. Belisario Roldan, Palermo
www.planetario.gov.ar

Palais de Glace, Recoleta
Opened in 1910, the Palais de Glace was built in order to have an ice-rink inside. Nowadays, for the National Government, the Palais is the institutional place par excellence for exhibitions of Argentine art. Besides, it has been the venue for the National Fine Arts Award (“Salón Nacional),  the most important national contest divided into the categories: painting, sculpture, drawing, engraved works, textile art, ceramics, photography and new supports and installations. Its patrimony is composed of thousand pieces of art. Besides, this building has a library and a service of guided visits.
Posadas 1725, Recoleta
(54 11) 4804 1163 / 4324
Tue. to Fri. from 12pm to 8pm. Sat., Sun. and holidays from 10am to 8pm.

Malba, Palermo
Latin American art of the 20th Century. Unique collection in the world about the main trends and movements that make the art of the region seem so characteristic. It gathers paintings, sculptures, drawings, collage and engraved works, pictures and objects of artists from Mexico and the Caribbean up to Argentina.
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo
(54 11) 4808 6500
www.malba.org.ar
Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun from 12 up to 20; Wed from 12 up to 21

Centro Cultural Recoleta, Recoleta
Inaugurated in 1979. It has 27 halls of exhibition in which plastic arts events, concerts, theatre, dance, performances, videos are shown.
Junín 1930, Recoleta
(54 11) 4803 1040
www.centroculturalrecoleta.org
Mon to Fri from 13 up to 20; Sat to Holidays from 10 up to 21

Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández , Palermo
Argentine popular art. The patrimony includes traditional and contemporary handicrafts. Apart from the silvery collection, it has pieces of pottery, leather, vegetable fiber, wood.
Av. del Libertador 2373, Palermo
(54 11) 4803 2384
www.museohernandez.org.ar
Tue to Fri from 13 up to 19; Sat to Holidays from 10 up to 20;

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