Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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Learn about the birth of the Argentinean nation at Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, a historical and architectural gem in the heart of the capital city. The building, recognizable by the eleven arches on its facade, was built in the 18th century as the city's town hall and the seat of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata government. Today the historic edifice houses a museum dedicated to the events that led to Argentina’s independence from Spain, including the May Revolution of 1810. The museum’s permanent exhibition allows you to see authentic artifacts, paintings, clothes, and documents dating back to the nation’s earliest days. Guided tours of the museum are available in both English and Spanish. Add Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires family vacation planner.
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  • This building was the town hall during Spanish colonial times and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. It was originally constructed from adobe and thatch in 1580, with the ...  more »
  • Historical building with few exhibits. Overall it provides a good education about the history of spanish era and the birth of Argentina. Great view over Plaza de Mayo  more »
  • Lively crafts market on Thursday in the patio. Parts of original colonnade that used to span the plaza still exists. Not much in the way of exhibits. The cafe is a great place to relax. Parts are free...  more »
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  • This is a must for all the Argentinean people. This is where freedom was declared for the first time! Be part of Argentina story visiting this place
  • This place is the key to understanding of independence if Argentina. Very little information in English is available.
  • Beautiful, interesting, and although there are better museums, this one is in a very fortunate location (everything else is nearby, so little effort to come here is needed for the tourist). Collection is small and it feels like there is more text to be read than artifacts to be seen, but ultimately worth the visit.
  • A must visit. There is a nice patio inside where you can drink Coffee or eat something sometimes.
  • One of the most most important places for Argentinas History. Its a Must visit place

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