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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  • I amazed it restored and well care that is, a corner where step by step is can go recostruyendo the history of the Foundation of Buenos Aires, founded by John of Garay in 1580
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  • It is a common place, especially the facade. Simple and small. How is historic, it is worth stopping to meet better the story.
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  • 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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  • 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.