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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  • Cabildo is the National Museum of the Cabildo of Buenos Aires and the May Revolution (Museo Nacional del Cabildo de Buenos Aires y de la Revolución de Mayo). Today the building, aka The Buenos Aires C...  more »
  • Bolivians who visit the place of much inspiration is knowing that the first President of Argentina was a Potosino (Bolivian) Cornelio Saavedra and that we are United in the common history of the United Provinces of the South. The cabildo is well-preserved and has several rooms to learn the history of what was at the time. A must stop place.
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  • It is an interesting view from the balcony. Easy access. Small museum, but not very attractive. Few parts. Now they are arranging Plaza de Mayo. It would be better after the work.
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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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