Visiting museums are a great way to learn more about the culture of a place, and Buenos Aires, with its world-class museums are no exception. Of all the Argentine capital’s fascinating museums though, its art and history museums shine the brightest of all. No doubt a reflection of Buenos Aires’ deep appreciation for the visual and performing arts and sense of history as a largely immigrant country.
Art lovers should directly head to the MALBA, the city’s most popular museum, and the wonderful National Fine Arts Museum. Otherwise, the National Decorative Arts Museum is a perfect blend of art and history.
You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy the Evita Museum and gain a greater appreciation for the woman behind the myth. Or to enjoy the haunting beauty of La Recoleta Cemetery, today an open-air museum, where the country’s many famous historical figures are laid to rest, including Evita. But if you are a history buff, the Bicentennial Museum at the Casa Rosada and the National Historical Museum will be your cup of tea.
Otherwise, if you’re looking for a different kind of museum, go release your inner sports fan at the Museo de la Pasión Boquense, check out the comics at the Humor Museum or read on for more recommendations on Buenos Aires’ best museums.