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Museo Historico Nacional

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Address: Defensa 1600, Buenos Aires C1143AAH, Argentina
Phone Number:
011 4307-1182
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield...

Housed in a former mansion, this museum highlights a series of battlefield paintings by artist Candido Lopez and tells the story of Argentine history through paintings and artifacts.

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Friendly staff and a great tour in English.

From La Boca we were walked up Patricios to Defensa and at Lezama Park went to the Museo Histórico Nacional. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Argentine Independence with a... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Lake of Bays, Canada
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Lake of Bays, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

From La Boca we were walked up Patricios to Defensa and at Lezama Park went to the Museo Histórico Nacional. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Argentine Independence with a great deal on Belgrano and most importantly memorabilia of San Martin the competent military leader that freed Argentina, Chile, Paraguay Bolivia and Peru and then passed command to... More 

Thank MRichardson2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

... but too bad the signs weren't translated in English, because it's about "universal" history that would interest every foreign traveler to Buenos Aires. The museum is located in a an old colonial Spanish building, in a park where the first of them established the city of BA back in the sixteenth century.

Thank Nameusse
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of artifacts from the past and a lot of info written on the walls. Unfortunately everything is in Spanish. But there are English tours a couple of times on a day. All days the entrance is 20 pesos per person, except for Wednesday than it is free. If you don't speak Spanish and don't take a... More 

Thank François V
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I stumbled upon this museum while walking the streets of BA. Surprisingly, my Uber driver mentioned that he had never been there in 50 years living in the city. Ha! I scooped him. The entire museum is dedicated to the history of Buenos Aires. Through a series of exhibits, photos, statues, etc, you get to learn the real history of... More 

Thank Newzdude
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived late morning and were warmly greeted by the receptionist. We paid our entry fee and were asked to wait for an English tour. A few minutes later a lovely young woman named Sheila arrived and we started our tour. It was only my husband and me, but we were joined by another visitor. Sheila gave us a fabulous... More 

Thank Cathy C
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a nice classical museum in a pleasant building, tracing the history from the country from its first inhabitants. The main part by far is dedicated to the independence period and is abundantly illustrated with paintings, uniforms and various weapons and spades! This is correctly done but everything is in Spanish and it goes in some details that are... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The normal fee for the National History Museum is just 20 ARS, and it is free on Wednesdays, so you cannot really complain, but given the large number of foreign tourists who might come here and the significance of the history, the total lack of English is inexcusable. There are English language tours available, so check online for the times,... More 

Thank ItsATouristTrap
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

A very interesting museum about the history of Argentina with all the aspects covered from the pre-Colombian years and with may relevant artefacts. Not suitable for non-Spanish speakers, as there is no information in English and only limited availability of guided tours in English.

Thank Orestis N
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This museum contains some very important items related to Argentina's colonial past. However most of it is lost on you if don't read Spanish. We were wandering through the exhibits when we were approached by Vitaly, an official English speaking guide who offered to give us a tour. His English and knowledge were excellent and he explained the significance of... More 

Thank Russelljack
London, UK
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I received an agressive reception as soon as I entered the building, making me feel distinctly unwelcome. The person at the reception desk deigned to speak with me in English only to tell me without a single ounce of sympathy that nothing in the museum was translated into English. After that she gave me no further attention (certainly not to... More 

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