Museo Etnografico - Juan B. Ambrosetti, Buenos Aires

4.6
The Juan B. Ambrosetti Museum of Ethnography is an Argentine museum maintained by the University of Buenos Aires School of Philosophy and Letters and located in Buenos Aires.OverviewAn estate on an eight-hectare property in Buenos Aires' Nueva Pompeya ward became the site of a homemade museum in 1866, when 14-year-old Francisco Moreno and his father classified and mounted their extensive collection of fossils and artifacts, gathered in excursions along the property and surroundings. The younger Moreno organized his collection as a public display, and with funding from the Province of Buenos Aires, inaugurated the Anthropology and Ethnography Museum of Buenos Aires in 1879.Featuring over 15,000 artifacts, the collection was ultimately transferred to the new La Plata Museum in 1888. Explorations in the Gran Chaco region conducted at the time by University of Buenos Aires naturalist Juan Bautista Ambrosetti led to an extensive, new collection, however, and in 1904, the latter inaugurated the University of Buenos Aires Museum of Ethnography.The museum became the first in Argentina to introduce guided excursions for its patrons, and travels along the Inca road system resulted in the 1908 discovery of Pucará de Tilcara, among the best-preserved ruins of settlements by Pre-Inca cultures in the area. Elaborate petroglyphs and over 3,000 other relics were recovered and catalogued in the following three years, and most were added to the collections of the Museum of Ethnography. The settlement itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
Put Museo Etnografico - Juan B. Ambrosetti into our Buenos Aires route builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create an itinerary including Museo Etnografico - Juan B. Ambrosetti
map
Museo Etnografico - Juan B. Ambrosetti Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
40 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This museum dates to 1866, when a father and his 14-year old son classified and publicly displayed the artefacts and fossils they collected on excursions. The museum is relatively small and contained ...  more »
  • Excellent place, with unique items and everything very well exposed in addition to being a very nice place and in perfect condition. There are objects of argentina, africa, Japan.
    View original
  • The exhibits are fascinating. There is an emphasis on Tierra del Fuego, probably because its natives and their meagre material culture survived into the 19th century. Many of the other exhibits come f...  more »
Google
  • Excellent reminder of legacy, too frequently overlooked. Some interesting lectures too.
  • Beautiful place! The building is a historical place and the guides are excellent! They are now even making an access ramp.
  • Amazing collection
  • This museum was opened in 1904. It is housed in a building from the 19th century. His collections are divided into archaeology, ethnography (composed by a large library), and biological anthropology, focusing on the Aboriginal populations that inhabited the Argentine territory and other areas of the American continent. The different exhibitions, conferences and guided tours are carried out.
    View original
  • Located in the heart of San Telmo, 50mts from the great fair that characterizes it, the ethnographic museum, it occupies a building of colonial style, perfectly preserved. Its exhibition halls provide an intense journey through the first dawn of civilization.
    View original
Places to stay near Museo Etnografico - Juan B. Ambrosetti

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Buenos Aires by other users

15 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM ECUADOR April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA May, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Brasilia, Santiago & Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in South Pacific & South America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America & South Pacific BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in San Carlos de Bariloche & Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans