MALBA is a museum for Latin American Art in Buenos Aires. The museum holds a prestigious collection with more than 400 pieces from the XX century and temporary exhibitions around literature, films, and cinema.

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Plaza Francia
Plaza Francia is a very famous square in Recoleta, named after the monument gifted by the French People to Argentina to commemorate the centennial of the May Revolution in 1910. On weekends, talented artisans sell their original crafts including works in leather, ceramics, wool and metal.
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernandez
Small gallery showcasing the numerous variations of Argentine visual art.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts National Museum) is located in the emblematic neighbourhood of Recoleta, and it's the home to an outstanding art collection that includes work by important Argentinian and foreign artists.
Museo Evita
The Museo Evita opened its doors in 2002 in Palermo, Buenos Aires on the 50th anniversary of Evita's death. The museum shows the journey of Eva Perón's life through photographs, videos, and documents of the time and a vast collection of personal objects and clothes.
Floralis Generica
The Floralis Generica is an aluminium and stainless steel sculpture made by Eduardo Catalano as a gift to the city of Buenos Aires in 2002. It's located on Avenida Figueroa Alcorta in the middle of the United Nations Square, and it's one of the most photographed spots in the city.

Related Tours

The Best of Argentinian Art
·        Visit the MAMBA and MACBA galleries in San Telmo
·        Compare Argentinian and European painters in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
·        Appreciate the different types of national art at the Museo de Arte Popular José Hernandez
·        Enjoy classics of Latin American art at MALBA

An extensive journey around the classic art galleries of Buenos Aires, this tour in the company of an expert guide will leave you with a greater appreciation of the city’s role as a cultural center. 

Art among Grandeur

The barrio of San Telmo – the oldest in the city – provides a fitting (if contrasting) setting for two galleries devoted to modern art. Stepping into the Museo de Arte Moderno (which everyone calls MAMBA), you will be able to see its excellent range of temporary exhibitions. Your private guide will also take you to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (or MACBA). Specialising in abstract art, it is a comparatively new gallery that revels in being at the cutting edge of the Buenos Aires cultural scene. 

National Home of Art

Moving to the north of the city, your guide will take you into the barrio of Palermo. The product of Buenos Aires’ 19th-century expansion – and surprisingly not named after the capital of Sicily – the area possesses an Italianate charm. Entering Buenos Aires’ most illustrious gallery, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, you will be able to see many important works by national artists as well as European painters such as Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Young Woman, or Van Gogh’s Le Moulin de la Galette. The largest collection of public art in Latin America has a great deal to offer visitors. It is very easy to get lost in its 24 exhibition halls listening to your guide discussing the different variations of Argentine art as they point you to examples.

Palermo’s Other Treasures

If you can bear to leave the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Popular José Hernandez is nearby. Only a small museum, it nevertheless offers the chance to see the different variations of Argentine art, from urban to indigenous. Your guide will also take you to the Museo de Arte Latin Americano de Buenos Aires. Commonly known by its initials of MALBA, the gallery is based on the collection of real estate businessman Eduardo Constantini. Surrounded by important Latin American pieces of art, including Tarsila do Amaral’s Abaporu and Antonio Berni’s Manifestación, this spacious glass-surrounded gallery provides an excellent architectural setting for its pieces. 


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