Museo Mitre, Buenos Aires

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  • Thursday, February 15-every day thousands of people pass on calle San Martin across the counter plan, one of the few banks which carry out currency exchanges, and ignore this House from green door almost hidden and suffocated by enormous skyscrapers. Yet in this colonial House there is a lot of history of the nation. Here lived for 50 years Bartholomew Mitre who was President of Argentina. We enter the Museum opening hours but we are alone. The clerk at the front desk tells us that today the guided tour does not run but may ask the Superintendent, since we are foreigners, its availability. Shortly thereafter comes the professor who very kindly accompanies us in the visit to the House-Museum explaining in detail the life of this character. The tour starts from the first patio, where stands the statue of President Mitre with her inevitable hat. At the foot a plaque with his kepi, which saved him from certain death as the metal band on the visor cushioned some of the bullet hit his forehead. Switch to another large patio overlooked by his residence rooms, all furnished with the taste of the time, bedrooms, study, dining room with stunning French porcelain. Meanwhile the Superintendent explains that Mitre was political, military and, above all, scholar and writer. From General fought for so many years internecine wars that had torn the country between the 1850/60. He was President of Argentina from 1862 until 1868. Military but even more talented scholar, he translated the Divine Comedy, the Aeneid and many other classics. Gave impetus to schools and to the great network of railways throughout the State. Founded the newspaper La Nacion that even today after 150 years is the main newspaper in the country. On the first floor, we admire its wonderful library that contains more than 20,000 volumes divided by type, all perfectly catalogatì by himself. It was a nice return to the past, to learn about people's lives well the end of 800 and multifaceted intelligence of Bartholomew Mitre. Recommended visit for the good preservation of the environment and of the furnishings. Thanks to the Superintendent for his exquisite courtesy.
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  • If you are passing around worth giving an entry to view the stylized mansion in the early 20th century and well-preserved old furniture. Free entry. It is forbidden the consumption of food and drink inside the Museum.
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  • Visit this museum is really wonderful, we can go back in time to see all that did Mitre during his presidency. The library which has is really a dream.
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  • Run down and not taken care of
  • It is a colonial House, whose history is tied to the life of the former President Bartolomé Mitre. It is one of the oldest houses in the city and it was inhabited by Mitre for much of his life. First leased between 1860 and 1868, then it became their property, when it was donated in their favor at the end of his presidential administration. But this place was more than your home, since due to his deep interest in history, research and literary concerns, it was transforming it into a vital Center for the study and research of the history of our country. Here installed a map library, an archive and a library with more than 40,000 books dedicated to American history and geography. He was also in this building where he wrote the most important books he authored as the trials on the reconstruction of the life of the heroes Manuel Belgrano and the Liberator José de San Martín, as well as his literary works of rhymes and rants. Here he lived until his death in 1906. The following year, the property was taken by the national Government to be converted into a Museum and a library. There are also details of great architectural and historical value as the Mitre statue located in one of their large courtyards, among which stands out a beautiful and authentic colonial patio. There courses and dictate personalities Buenos Aires intellectuals and history Conference.
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  • Excellent place, of can be seen which was the residence of the Argentine President who at the same time trade of Government House prior to the pink house. It has the original Mitre's library in addition to the furniture of the time and its decoration. The building is a national historic landmark.
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  • Half old
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  • A great story hidden within the walls of the modern city, which overshadow its existence. A place steeped in history that you should not know...
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