Fodor's Expert Review Museo de la Ciudad

Centro Museum/Gallery

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

"Whimsical" is one way to describe the City Museum, which focuses on random aspects of domestic and public life in Buenos Aires in times past. "Eccentric" is probably closer to the mark for the permanent collection: an array of typical porteño doors. Historical toys, embroidery, religion in Buenos Aires, and garden gnomes (yes, really) have been some of the focuses of temporary exhibitions. Still, the peaceful building—the facade of which was restored in 2009—is worth a 10-minute wander if you're in the neighborhood. Downstairs, the Farmacia La Estrella sells modern medicine and cosmetics from a perfectly preserved 19th-century shop. At this writing, the main exhibition rooms were closed for renovation.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Alsina 412
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires  C1087AAF, Argentina

11-4331–9855

www.museos.buenosaires.gob.ar/ciudad.htm

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Rate Includes: 2 pesos, free Mon. and Wed.

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