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Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca de Benito Quinquela Martìn - Museum Buenos Aires - Argentina

A five-story building across a narrow street from the Riachuelo River, the Museo Quinquela, as it’s known in shorthand, contains works by various Argentine artists. The top floor is dedicated to Benito Quinquela Martìn, the painter who documented the daily life of La Boca at the beginning of the 20th century. Using large canvases and bright palates, Quinquela's stunning paintings are as vibrant and colorful as the neighborhood itself. Boat building, port laborers, ship graveyards, and fires, a constant threat to the wood-framed houses of La Boca, are the main themes of Quinquela's work. From the Quinquela exhibit, be sure to go out onto the rooftop terrace, where a less-than-spectacular sculpture garden is supplanted by spectacular views. With sweeping, 360-degree views over La Boca's port and low buildings, the rooftop provides a bird’s eye perspective of the brightly painted homes of Caminito. In the distance, La Boca's iconic football stadium La Bombonera can be seen, as can the picturesque bridges crossing the water to the city's southern suburbs. Part of the museum complex is the Teatro de la Ribera, a stopping point for quality plays presented by BA’s most respected state-run theater circuit.




Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835

La Boca

Buenos Aires, Argentina












Feb-Dec, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday



Suggested contribution of AR$2


Here are other activities in and around La Boca that may be of interest: Museo de la Pasión Boquense and Museo Historica De Cera.

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