Fangio Museum, Balcarce
(4.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
See a range of famous sports cars at Fangio Museum, dedicated to Juan Manuel Fangio, a celebrated Argentinean Formula One driver. The museum displays a collection of vintage cars, trophies, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the icon's life and the heritage of racing in the country. The museum's engaging design and wealth of artifacts put across the story of the driver's life in a compelling fashion that appeals to both racing enthusiasts and those who generally skip attractions of this type. Use our Balcarce vacation builder to add Fangio Museum and other attractions to your Balcarce vacation plans.
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  • The Museum is located opposite the liberty square in the heart of the city in an old building that its facade was preserved. In addition to the ground floor, the museum boasts 8-bin where are cars, trophies, photographs and objects related to the life of Juan Manuel Fangio. In different trays you can see a replica of the workshop, a replica of the office of Fangio in Buenos Aires, cars belonging not only to Fangio but other national drivers (the Galvez, Dante Emiliozzi hnos among others) and European. On the ground floor there is a sale of memorabilia and a coffee shop. There is also an area dedicated to children. Everything is very well exposed, well organized travel and the State Museum. It has an organization similar to the Museum Mercedez Benz of Stuttgart and has nothing to envy to the best European museums in the specialty. We enjoyed the visit and recommend it. The Museum remains open of 10 to 17 hs in days of week and until them 18 hs them end of week. The entry has a value of $95, $65 for children and $70 for senior citizens.
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  • The Museum is very complete and first rate! Super interesting, very well presented and much material to appreciate the career of Juan Manuel Fangio
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  • Recommended for anyone who loves Motorsport and our motor sport history. Very good atmosphere, excellent building and arrangement of different times. Worth the visit
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  • I'm a big Formula One fan, and I remembered that once when I was reading Juan Manual Fangio's article on Wikipedia, it mentioned that there was a museum dedicated to him in Argentina. Years later, I had the chance to visit Argentina. I was a little dismayed at how far away from Buenos Aires this museum was. It was a lot of work to rent a car and drive out 5 hours to Balcarce, and I was bracing for a bit of disappointment with this museum. It was fantastic! There are so many incredible cars in here: Old Ford Model As from Fangio's early days, an 1886 Benz, Prost's 1981 Turbo, one of Senna's McLarens, beautiful Lancia and Maserati sports cars from the 1950s, and Fangio's F1 championship cars from '54, '55, '56, and '57 (unfortunately the '51 Alfa Romeo 159 is missing). The museum signage is mostly in Spanish, but there is an English audio guide. This is worth the money. The translation from Spanish is very... direct, which produces a few funny moments, but also gives you a good insight into the meaning of the original Spanish commentary. The audio guide has about 50 stops, which is a good amount and covers the entire museum in a couple of hours. If you're a Formula One fan, this museum should be on your global checklist.
  • One of the best places qe visit in my life. The mystique of the twisty lingers in the air. Beyond the irrational one can feel by fanaticism, it is a place perfectly maintained and the warmth of their employees makes it still more attractive. Do not miss it.
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  • Very good place! It has a very nice coffee.
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  • The history of the automobile and of the more large: Fangio.
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  • Regardless of the cars that are exhibited in the Museum, I think that the more transcendent is feeling as Fangio and understand why that was so loved. Arrives to thrill and sticks strong the famous photo after win the Championship for Mercedes Benz and see the reception of them employees of the manufactures in the door of the same. That is not seen every day.
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