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Villa Ortiz Basualdo Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C. Castagnino - Museum Mar Del Plata - Argentina

Built as an enormous seaside home for the Ortiz Basualdo family in the early Twentieth Century, the spires that dominate this hillside corner look more like they belong to a legendary haunted house than the local art museum. Inside the lavish structure the original Belgian Art Nouveau furniture, a style of interior design not beer, are on display. The ground floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The top two floors house the permanent collection of the work of Juan Carlos Castagnino. This is a must see for anyone interested in art, history or architecture. With three different exhibits- four if you include the building itself- everyone can afford a quick look.

Colon 1189
Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Museum Types:
Cultural, History, Art

Getting There
From Plaza Colon, head Southwest towards the coast on Avenida Colon.

Travel Tips: Opening hours subject to change in the low season.

Price Description: 3 AR$

Relative price: Very cheap

Open Hours from:4 P.M.

Open Hours to:9 P.M.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: None

It is across the street from the Museo del Mar and on the way to the Playa Grande area.

Contact Information:
Zip: B7600
Phone: 0223 4861636
Fax: 0223 451 1228
E-mail: castagnino(at)

Here are other activities in and around Mar Del Plata that may be of interest: Centro Cultural Victoria Ocampa: Villa Victoria, Villa Mitre: Archivo Historico Municipal and Museo del Mar.

By Brandon Bragato
I like to experience the world for what it is, the good and the bad....
02 Apr 2008

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