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

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. Plan to visit Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo during your Buenos Aires vacation using our convenient Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app .
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  • History, both the excellent views of the plaza de mayo and the Rose House, don't forget to visit him. Surprisingly, the colonial building, in the middle of the city. Nice
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  • The building of the Cabildo of Buenos Aires is located front to the Plaza de Mayo. The chapter occupies the same place since 1580, but the building underwent various modifications. In 1725, due to their very poor state it was demolished, building the new building. It suffered also changes over time and around 1940, architect Mario Buschiazzo was the last major reform that rescued, in part, the original design. The Interior of the building, by means of graphics shown as it was transformed to what is today. It is interesting to visit the Museum, although it is very little material that is displayed; only exposed, an old printing machine, a few traps (there ran a prison), a dress, some furniture, a lightsaber and pictures of heroes of the time of the Viceroyalty. You can tour the courtyard and also the balcony of the top floor where you can have very good visual of the Plaza de Mayo. Access to the Museum is free and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10: 30 to 17: 30 hs.
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  • Small museum that tells a little about the independence of Argentina. Worth the visit to learn more about the local history.
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  • Excellent museum and guided tour! You can even have a snack outside. The visit is a must both for locals and tourists alike. On the first Saturday of November the museum is one of the very many that takes part in the Museum's evening or Noche de los Museums. There are way too long queues then. Originally, in the times of the colony, there was a jail for slaves and lawbreakers alike, who were tortured and packed in a very smelly small place. Fortunately, this is just part of history.
  • Great museum to tell you the history of Argentina, specifically how they gained independence. It is absolutely free and was the original cabildo in Buenos Aires. The signs are in Spanish but there are many English translations in laminated sheets. Probably a better experience though if you can read Spanish. Also, they have washrooms.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • This place is the key to understanding of independence if Argentina. Very little information in English is available.

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