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 & Retiro Museums you must visit:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Recoleta
It was opened on December 25 1896; its collection includes international and national works of art. It has works by Tiépolo, Greco, Goya, Rodin, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, De Chirico, Kandinsky, Picasso, and Tàpies. As regards Argentine art: pieces by Morel, Pueyrredón, de la Cárcova, Sívori, Malharro, Fader, Guttero, Curatella Manes, Petorutti, Quinquela Martín, Berni, Spilimbergo, Deira, Distéfano, Alonso, Benedit and Seguí, among others.
(54 11) 4803 0802 / 8814//5288 9900 / 9960
Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta
Tue to Fri from 12.30 up to 20.30; Sat to Sun from 9.30 up to 20.30
Torre Monumental, Retiro
It shows exhibitions of contemporary photography and documentary pieces about the history of the monument. The windowed balcony, located on the last floor, allows people to appreciate the city from the four cardinal points.
Av. del Libertador, Retiro
Mon to Sun from 11 up to 18
Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco, Retiro
It has the most important public patrimony of silver works of the colonial times in South America. It has religious pieces. Its art gallery cover the colonnial times up to the indepency. It also exhibits furniture and settings of the 18th and 19th centuries.
It is located in Retiro and it is called Palacio Noel. It has the most important public collection of South American colonial silverwork in Latin America which includes civil and religious pieces. Among many other collections, it also exhibits a collection of paintings dating from the colonial period, especially that of 18th century up to late independent period.
(54 11) 4327 0228
Suipacha 1422, Retiro
Tue to Fri from 14 up to 19; Sat to Holidays from 11 up to 19
Museo Ferroviario, Retiro
Old remodeled store of loading. Its patrimony is composed of several objects, as the original planning of the Rail Station Once; wrought-iron gate of the station “Parque del Ferrocarril Oeste”, crockery of the carriage of the president, telephones, bells, staff uniform, furniture, watches, etc.
This Museum is opened because of an exposition held at the Retiro Railway Station of Mitre Railway Line in 1968. Among its patrimony, the original small scale model of Once Railway Station, the wrought-iron gate of Parque Western Railway Station, place from where the first steam train La Porteña left and where today the Colon Theatre is located. Among other pieces of its collection, it exhibits diverse telegraphs, telephones, buglers, bells, staff uniforms, furniture, clocks, decorated washstands, kitchen sets and furniture of passenger coaches.
Av. del Libertador 405, Retiro
(54 11) 4318 3343
Mon to Fri from 12 up to 18
Museum of Architecture, Recoleta
It was created by the Central Society of Architects by the end of 2000 intended to preserve, exhibit and inform about the architectural and urban patrimony, national as well as international. It is located at the former water tank tower of Retiro Railway buildings. This building, built in 1915, is a remarkable example of railway architecture developed in Argentina. The floor area- 280 m2- is distributed in four levels.
Av. del Libertador 999, Recoleta
(54 11) 4800 1888
Tue to Sun from 14 up to 20