Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.
This is a museum not be missed when you in Buenos Aires city. It is a true gem with a wonderful collection and location! It is situated in the La Recoletta neighbourhood and close to the Cemetery – you don’t have to travel very far to see it!
What makes the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes so special?
First of all it is one of the biggest and most important museums in Argentina. With limited funds available, this museum has acquired an incredible collection of art. You can spend hours in this museum and will not be bored. Last but not least, the entrance is for free.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes will not disappoint art lovers. Here you will find art works by Cezanne, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Degas and Gaugiun. Off course you also have the opportunity to view the work of these artists in museums worldwide but it is nice to be able to see them in Argentina. One of the things I What I really love about the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is the fact that I can see fine art by some great Argentinean artists. They are seldom seen in other museums around the world.
You will find the Argentinean display on the first floor. There are some great paintings by artists such as Angel Della Valle and José Antonio Terry.
My favourite displays in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
I was very impressed with paintings like “Bread without work” by artists Ernesto de la Carcova and “Return of the Raider” by Angel Della Valle. These paintings tell the story of how a nation has struggled to get freedom from European domination. These illustrations are very powerful and gripping and I spent a great deal of time admiring the work of these artists.
Personally I did not like the modern art section but there were some interesting pieces. There is a new section in the museum where you can see replicas of famous sculptures from around the world. This section was created by art students in Buenos Aires. I was thrilled to see this new addition to the museum.
Not a lot of people know that the Museum has an auditorium which can seat 230 people. On Sunday’s they have orchestras playing at the Museum and you can attend the concert for free.
Previously the museum did not allow any photos and you had to leave your camera at the reception. Now they allow you to take photos but without the flash. This is pretty standard for many museums around the world.
[v_icon color=”#dd3333″ size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-info-2″] I do suggest you rent the audio guide, which is available in Spanish or English. You will definitely benefit more.
The museum is open from Monday to Friday 12:30 pm to 20:30pm. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9:30 am to 20:30 pm. The entrance is free. I am including a short Youtube video of the inside of the museum.