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Museo Penitenciario - Museum Buenos Aires - Argentina

The building for this darkly themed museum was built in 1760 as a convent, then it became a women's prison in 1974, before eventually settling as a museum ÔÇô the logistical next step in its evolution. Inside, you will find artifacts from the early 20th century prison days and tear-gas canisters used for riot control, as well as mannequins modeling the old prison uniforms. Behind the large courtyard, you will find the Nuestra Se├▒ora del Carmen chapel, which was named after the patron saint of the federal penitentiary service and dates back to the Jesuit period.

Location:

Humberto Primero 378


San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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$1

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:3 p.m.

Open Hours to:7 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday, Tuesday, Saturday

Travel Skills: None

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Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 11/4362-0099



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








25 Aug 2010







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