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Museo de la Ciudad

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Address: Defensa 219, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4343-2123

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Passed it by the first three visits to Buenos Aires and spent about 20 minutes this time. Strangely eccentric collection of all things Porteno with lots of toys, handicrafts... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed it by the first three visits to Buenos Aires and spent about 20 minutes this time. Strangely eccentric collection of all things Porteno with lots of toys, handicrafts, nicnacs and the like. Building beautifully restored and there is a beautiful functioning 19th century pharmacy on the ground floor.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

It's free but we were in and out of this one room in under 3 minutes. Spent 30 min to get there. Exhibitions change but still. Skip it totally. Low light.

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Although it is free, It is not worth effort. Only one room open when we were there- Women accessories of 20th century.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Hard to find, up some stairs and essentially closed to visitors due to renovation. Besides an entrance hall with some pictures of C. Gardel you can "visit" 2 rooms of an old an admittedly nice apartment, including a library/reading room and some paintings. A smiling "guide" (?) followed us and entrance was free. Although there is nothing wrong with the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Make sure you have the address as it's a normal looking door and then up some steep stairs. There didn't seem to be anyone around apart from a security guard who stopped us going most ways! Found a room with some art nouveau stuff in but nothing else mentioned in any of the other reviews so left. Weird

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Quite difficult to find, when we visited the street doors were closed and we are directed around the corner to an unmarked door...!and up stairs We were shown round by a charming gentleman who spoke English and highlighted some of the random housewares to us as originating in UK After a very short wander we were being shown out of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

This museum is small, but with free entrance. It has lots of fashion items from the past on display, which I found quite fascinating, then a room dedicated to toys, and then a couple of other rooms reflecting what the building used to look like in times past. Good for a rainy day, but not essential.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

"Museum of the City" is totally not a valid description. No comprises to language or modern attitudes are offered! From the perspective of a non-Spanish speaker, it is a little difficult to classify this attraction as all labels are in Spanish. Entry is via a steep flight of stairs, so this is also no place for the handicapped. As far... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

This museum is (generally) free. They do ask for donations - 1 peso. The upstairs area is worth a look around. You get a good look into a restored residence in the center of the city. The toy collection is nostalgic and interesting. The street level contains architectural fixtures and is interesting as well. With some new enthusiasm, some local... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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