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The City Museum, Buenos Aires

The City Museum, Buenos Aires

This Museum was established in 1968 to compile and present the history and culture of Buenos Aires through an eclectic collection of artifacts and exhibits. It also holds several city fairs that have become major tourist attractions.

The City Museum of Buenos Aires, created in 1968, moved to its present venue at Alsina Street in 1973. In addition to its main building, exhibits are placed in the House of Cherubs and the Elloriaga Heights in Defensa Street and the Maria Josefa Ascura House and the Estrella Pharmacy also on Alsina Street. The Azcurra and Elloriaga Houses are restored homes that were built in Buenos Aires in the twelfth century.

The main Alsina Street building of the City Museum hosts temporary exhibitions and exhibits change every two months. Permanent collections are displayed in the House of Cherubs. Exhibits include toys, former editions of the oldest Spanish language magazine for children in the world that was published in Buenos Aires called the Billiken magazine, an art nouveau bedroom, a room dedicated to sound systems from the phonograph to the radio and an early dining room. The Estrella pharmacy has the early furniture and decorations common in the early drugstores in the city. The Museum organizes art fairs, book fairs, metal and clothing fairs and the popular San Pedro Telmo Fair at Plaza Dorrego.

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Sight Name: The City Museum
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

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Popular Art Galleries and Cultural Centers Walking Tour

Popular Art Galleries and Cultural Centers Walking Tour

Buenos Aires is a fabulous cultural center, both for Argentina and for the whole of Latin America. Its galleries and cultural centers are not only spaces for art to be exhibited, but also for new and original art works to be created. In these centers you can meet old masters giving lessons to young talented artists, and participate at different workshops and courses offered in the arts such as...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
History and Science Museums Tour

History and Science Museums Tour

To visit a museums of history or science is like opening a book that tells you everything about the spirit of a country's citizens and the essence of their local traditions. Often historically significant in themselves architecturally, these buildings act as a ready-made guide to the history and scientific achievements of Buenos Aires. Take our tour and discover the most important museums of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Best Known Churches Tour

Best Known Churches Tour

You may be surprised by the great number of churches, chapels and cathedrals around Buenos Aires. There are plenty of well known and frequently visited churches around the city, which is divided into 24 parishes and sub-parishes - each with a church of its own.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Buenos Aires Introduction Walk

Buenos Aires Introduction Walk

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, abundant in architectural and historic landmarks. The city center is dominated by Plaza de Mayo, lined with majestic 19th-century buildings, including the iconic presidential palace Casa Rosada. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, Obelisk of Buenos Aires and numerous plazas. Take this orientation walk and explore these...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Gay Nightlife Walking Tour

Gay Nightlife Walking Tour

You want to get on the town? To feel the freedom of love pulsing in the air? Than Buenos Aires’ gay nightclubs are calling on you! It is the epicenter of the world’s nightlife; the music and entertainment never stop here! Don't leave the city before you visit at least all of these top attractions:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Famous Squares Walking Tour

Famous Squares Walking Tour

Buenos Aires is a wondrous city that will surprise you both by its beauty and by its wide range of attractions, with lots of landmarks, historical buildings and pretty squares to see. Why not take this walk through Buenos Aires and enjoy its numerous plazas (squares), parks and other top attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles

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