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

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History Museum
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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  • In the Centre of Buenos Aires, Capital federal is the Cabildo. Located opposite the historic plaza de Mayo. Inside works, historical museum with lots of information and very well preserved objects, it is small, but well equipped. I would be remiss to modernize the lighting and the speakers of some didactic stand. Will charge input at certain times, otherwise it is free
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  • 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 »
  • several visiting hours there are very pleasant guide is an activity of low cost $15 entry, a review of the history of argentina
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  • Zafa, nada del otro mundo...
  • Visita obligada
  • A nice travel in the early years of Buenos Aires, showing how it rose from and fell into war over the years.
  • Kinda disappointing, I was expecting something else, something better. The building is small, not much history to be seen and nothing unique about this place, not worth entering.
  • Directly opposite the Casa Rosada and one of the few Spanish Colonial buildings remaining in the city. Half of it was unfortunately demolished a century ago to make way for the Avenida de Mayo. Still worth a visit though as part of your tour of the Plaza de Mayo square as it houses a interesting little museum.