Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Top choice museum in Palermo

This is Argentina’s most important fine art museum and contains many key works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Eduardo Sívori and other Argentine artists, including a whole room of works by Antonio Berni. There are also pieces by European masters such as Cézanne, Degas, Picasso, Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec and van Gogh. Worthwhile free tours in English (focusing on Argentine art) are given on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

The museum’s building is a former pump house for the city waterworks, and was designed by architect Julio Dormala. It was later modified by Alejandro Bustillo, famous for his alpine-style civic center in the northern Patagonian city of Bariloche.


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