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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.


Humberto Primero 378

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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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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Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 11/4362-0099

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

25 Aug 2010

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