Museo Historico Nacional, Buenos Aires

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Learn about Argentina from prehistoric times to the present day at Museo Historico Nacional. Start by exploring the exhibit covering prehistoric Argentina and its indigenous people. Moving on, find informative exhibits about the colonial times and the country's struggle for independence. The museum holds some 50,000 artifacts and host frequent performances by costumed actors, a great way to learn about some of the most significant events in Argentina's history. To visit Museo Historico Nacional on your trip to Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires trip planning website .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The entrance to this museum is free, and already starting to impress by architecture and by the external garden, very beautiful and preserved. Just take the entrance at the reception, leave bags and backpacks with them and begin the tour. Reserve at least 1:00, because there's a lot of history in this Museum! Narrate the arrival of the Spaniards, the struggle for independence, relations with the natives, all loaded with historical objects-clothes, personal items, letters, household items, furniture, paintings, photographs, maps. But the highlight is the Hall where they are exposed to the weapons of the libertadores the Argentine General San Martín, whose sword is guarded at all times by officers (including, when we visited, we witness the changing of the guard, solemn moment and that yielded good photos and videos). In the basement, there is an exhibition of paintings with the busts of the same liberators. And at the end of the visit, there is a gift shop with books and souvenirs on the location and history of Argentina. Is an excellent option in San Telmo, is next to the Russian Orthodox Church and a very pretty square, and following the same street of the Museum (Defense) the antique fair that takes place on Sundays.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Impossible not to leave with patriotism of that place. Very well located in San Telmo (Lezama Park). They have very important historical objects for the history of our country, and ends with the exhibition of San Martín's curved sword and grenadiers who care it. If they find out, you can see the changing of the guard.
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  • September 24, 2017
    A place that breathes history. Very well exposed sample in a venue completely remodeled or restored that it is a pleasure to pass through these spaces. Exciting is the display of corvo Sabre which belonged to the Gral. San Martin. Worth a visit on a tour that is very simple because it is very well diagrammed. Beautiful the Conference room. The staff is very cordial and friendly treatment.
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  • July 12, 2017
    This is the Argentina National History Museum. The country's most important legacy from our past. New exhibitions have been inaugurated. The sword of our most important heroe is under custody here by historical grenadiers. A must for those who are interested in what's happened in the past in this territory. Entrance fee is at no cost, but you may make a voluntary contribution or buy a souvenir from their shop.
  • September 18, 2016
    Lot of cool historical Argentine items. Famous uniforms, flags, pieces of the revolution. Cool old 18th century bells and canons that you can touch (and ring!) outside. If the security dude is taking a smoke break, that is.
  • February 13, 2017
    Interesting objects, unfortunately ony Spanish text and no translations or audioguide
  • January 7, 2017
    Everyone should visit it! Is good, cheap and very instructive.
  • March 30, 2017
    Great museum with very valuable pieces exhibited.

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