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Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Sitio de Memoria ESMA

The former naval campus known as the ESMA is the most notorious of some 600 secret detention centers in Argentina, where during the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983 tens of thousands of 'disappeared' people wer…
Amusement Park in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Tierra Santa

This wonderfully tacky 'Holy Land' theme park is roughly based on Jerusalem. Though many people who visit are devout Catholics, others go for the kitschy spectacle of the animatronic dioramas of Adam and Eve and the…
Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Museo Casa de Yrurtia

Reclusive Rogelio Yrurtia (1879–1950), best known for his sculpture Canto al Trabajo on Plazoleta Olazábal in San Telmo, designed this neocolonial residence. The home is full of Yrurtia's work – which focuses on hum…
Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos

Human rights groups estimate that during the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983 up to 30,000 people were 'disappeared' by the state: kidnapped and taken to secret detention centers where they were tortured and ki…
Park in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Parque de la Memoria

On the edge of the river on the Costanera Norte is this landscaped park and gallery that serves as a memorial to the victims of the military dictatorships of 1969 to 1983. There is a monument dedicated to the disapp…
Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Museo Larreta

Hispanophile novelist Enrique Larreta (1875–1961) resided in this elegant colonial-style house opposite Plaza Belgrano that now displays his private art collection. It’s a grand and spacious old building containing …
Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Casa Por La Identidad

This building at the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos has photographs and explanatory texts (in Spanish) that celebrate the work of the Abuelas (grandmothers) of the Plaza de Mayo, an organization dedicated to unc…
Museum in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Museo Malvinas

This well-executed museum, opened by Cristina Kirchner in 2014, is dedicated to the history of the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) and Argentina's claim to sovereignty of them, as well as the 1982 war with Britain…
Football in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

El Monumental

Known as El Monumental, River Plate fútbol (soccer) club's home ground is the largest stadium in Argentina, with a capacity of 76,000. Check the website for tickets to upcoming games or swat up on the history of the…
Club in Belgrano, Nuñez & the Costanera Norte

Jet

Jet definitely has an exclusive vibe that attracts celebrities and fashionistas, so put on your best get-up or you won’t make the dress code. Early on you can hang in the swanky cocktail lounge, nibble on tapas or s…