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Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

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Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo Review

The harmonious, French neoclassical mansion that houses the National Museum of Decorative Art is as much a reason to visit as the period furnishings, porcelain, and silver within it. Ornate wooden paneling in the Regency ballroom, the imposing Louis XIV red-and-black-marble dining room, and a lofty Renaissance-style great hall are some of the highlights of the only house of its kind open to the public in Buenos Aires. There are excellent English descriptions of each room, and they include gossipy details about the house's original inhabitants, the well-to-do Errázuriz-Alvear family. The museum also contains some Chinese art. Guided tours include the Zubov Collection of miniatures from Imperial Russia.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. del Libertador 1902, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, C1425AAS | Map It
  • Phone: 11/4801–8248
  • Cost: 5 pesos; free Tues. Guided tours in English 15 pesos
  • Hours: Jan.–Feb. Tues.–Sat. 2–7; Mar.–Dec. Tues.–Sun. 2–7; guided tours in English Tues.–Sat. at 2:30
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  • Location: Recoleta and Almagro
Updated: 03-31-2011

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