National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires

National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires (must see)

The National Museum of Arts, locally known as Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, is an art museum that was established in 1896. The museum was originally held in the Bon Marche store building, but moved to its current location in 1933.

The museum's building once served as a pump house in the Recoleta neighborhood. Originally built in 1870, it was remodeled by architect Alejandro Bustillo to make room for the ever-growing collection.

The museum offers fine art from around the world as well as a vast array of works from Argentine artists. Masterpieces in the collection come from renowned painters like Monet, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gaughin and Van Gogh.

Patrons can see paintings, sculptures and photography on display in the museum's permanent exhibit. They can also find temporary exhibits that rotate every three to six months.

Along with art pieces, the National Museum of Arts holds a vast library and a public auditorium. It also has a gift shop that is open during all museum hours.

The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 7 PM.

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Sight Name: National Museum of Fine Arts
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (See walking tours in Buenos Aires)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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