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Museo Histórico Nacional - Museum Buenos Aires - Argentina

Four hundred years of Argentine history are packed into this palatial, reddish-pink San Telmo mansion that is framed by beautiful greenery. Purchased by Italian entreprenuer José Gregorio Lezama in the late 1850s, it opened as a national history museum 40 years later. These days, flags, maps, war artifacts, furniture, clothing, photos, musical instruments, art and various other personal effects are among the memorabilia displayed in chronological order throughout 33 rooms and three galleries. And if that's still not enough information, there's also a massive library with about 15,000 books. An art museum, a research center, a trip down memory lane and a really cool pad all rolled into one.

Defensa 1600
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Travel Tips: Call in advance if you are visiting Buenos Aires during the South American summer. The museum is closed for part of the season.

Open Hours from:Wednesday - Sunday 11 a.m.

Open Hours to:Wednesday - Sunday 6 p.m.

Contact Information:
Phone: 4307-4457/3157

Here are other activities in and around San Telmo that may be of interest: El Zanjon De Granado, Museo Penitenciario and Museo De Arte Moderno De Buenos Aires.

By Jeremy Helligar
I am a journalist from New York City living in Buenos Aires. After spending 15 years as a writer and editor in New York City, I moved to Argentina in...
12 Jan 2009

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