Museo de la Ciudad/Museo de Bellas Artes

Catamarca & La Rioja

The city of La Rioja makes a big effort rehabilitating old buildings for cultural ends. This complex houses the art gallery, which rotates temporary exhibits, and the city museum, which displays well-curated historical items and photos.

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Nearby Catamarca & La Rioja attractions

1. Convento de Santo Domingo

0.13 MILES

Built in 1623 by the Diaguita under the direction of Dominican friars, this is Argentina’s oldest monastery. The date appears in the carved algarrobo door…

2. Catedral


The enormous, sober-toned, 1899 neo-Byzantine (and a few other 'neos') cathedral contains the image of patron saint Nicolás de Bari. He's an object of…

3. Convento de San Francisco

0.33 MILES

The order of St Francis was on the scene very early and began building here in the late 16th century. Bad luck with construction and then an earthquake…

4. Museo Folklórico

0.48 MILES

This worthwhile museum is set in a wonderful early 17th-century adobe building, and has fine regional cultural displays. Themes include chaya (local La…