Fangio Museum, Balcarce

#4 of 74 in Museums in Province of Buenos Aires
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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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  • Great display of the most amazing racing story for a century...wonderful set and much to see for any car fan...thanks for a wonderful visit.  more »
  • An excellent museum which has been beautifully set up to allow for a relaxed and pleasant stroll to get a close-up view of historical race cars, both used by Fangio and other famous local and internat...  more »
  • If you are fan of vehicles, this is a must. It is also a very nice visit if you are in Balcarce for the day.  more »
  • 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.
  • Very nice place for family. For those who like us cars should go once in life at least.
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  • An amazing Museum. Very well armed. Super care. Cars and impeccable samples. The best I saw away. It has several scenes set as a workshop, and muddy cars that are watching
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  • Worth to see and remember if you're slightly crazy racing cars, a construction in spiral emerging and veteran where are a montonaso of cars and bicycles using the great champion, is in front of a square to the nro 600 I think,
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  • Very cute and very historical. Modern and full of information, not only of fangio, but several important drivers. It's worth $150 input and worthwhile. There is a cafe inside. I recommend visiting it
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