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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  • August 7, 2017
    The Cabildo is one of the historical building and it is part of the spanish era in America. It was used as seat of the ayuntamiento during the colonial times and the government house of the Viceroyalt...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    More Valley location to fit in the middle of other rides, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral. The museum itself is very small, and there are some things about the Argentina military history and some interesting items on the history of Argentina and Uruguay, especially items talking about the slave trade for both countries, in this session there were some items with audios explaining a little of the history of the two countries very nice. As the Cabildo is worth more as a visitor as an interesting part of the history of the city, and the possibility to take good pictures of the Plaza de Mayo who like photography of the upper floors.
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  • August 7, 2017
    The Museum is not too large. The construction is very well preserved colonial. For those who like to get to know the local history, it is crucial to make the visit.
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  • February 12, 2017
    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
  • July 19, 2017
    THE place to visit in Buenos Aires
  • April 16, 2017
    This place is the key to understanding of independence if Argentina. Very little information in English is available.
  • January 20, 2017
    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.
  • January 15, 2017
    A must visit. There is a nice patio inside where you can drink Coffee or eat something sometimes.

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