Get Your Fill of Culture with the Best Museums in Buenos Aires

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.

Puerto Madero


Opened in 2012, Buenos Aires' Humor Museum (Museo del Humor, also referred to as MuHu) features exhibits of Argentine comics, including satire and political cartoons, from the 19th century to the mid-20th century as well as animation. The 20th...  Read More

Museo Histórico Nacional


The National History Museum is housed in a handsome, colonial-era mansion within Parque Lezama, a pretty, shady park in San Telmo. Chronologically arranged from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the exhibitions contain portraits, clothing and...  Read More

Museo de la Pasión Boquense


Located in the legendary Bombonera football (soccer) stadium that is home to the Boca Juniors, the city's most popular team, this museum is a must for football fans. It features slick, informative displays and a very well-stocked,...  Read More

Teatro Colón


Considered one of the finest opera houses in the world and an impressive sight even from the outside, the Colón opened its first season in 1908, after some 20 years of construction. Its classical horseshoe auditorium makes for great sight lines...  Read More



Built at the end of the 19th century, the Casa Rosada (literally the "Pink House" in Spanish) is Argentina's Presidential Palace, which occupies the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo, the city's political epicenter. In addition to archaeological...  Read More



The MALBA is the city's leading modern art museum and one of its star cultural assets. Housed in a striking modern building, it harbors, in addition to its airy galleries of art, a chic cafe, a neat shop (selling a variety of emerging...  Read More



Opened in 2002 on the 50th anniversary of the death of Evita, this Palermo museum is dedicated to the life of the most revered of Argentinian figures: María Eva Duarte de Perón, who died of cancer at the age of 33. The permanent collection,...  Read More



Designed by French architect Rene Sargent for the wealthy Errazuriz-Alvear family in the early 20th century and converted into a museum in 1937, the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo is well worth a visit for the dazzling Neoclassical building...  Read More



One of the world's great cemeteries and one of the city's most memorable sights, Recoleta tops most tourists' Buenos Aires itineraries. A city in miniature, the cemetery, which opened to the public in 1822, is a dreamy vision of domes, pantheons...  Read More



Housed in a hulk of a building (originally a pumping station) on the busy traffic artery of Avenida del Libertador, the National Museum of Fine Arts is a vast treasury of Argentinian and Latin American art and painting from the 19th and 20th...  Read More


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Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah