Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires

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4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Admire an eclectic collection of antique decorations and furnishings at Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo. Housed in the former mansion of the Errazuriz family, who donated the building to the Argentine people in 1935, the museum displays pieces collected by the family, as well as those donated later. Get a feel for the former inhabitants' lavish wealth as you move through the mansion, from the Neoclassical antechamber, through the communal spaces and bedrooms, and finally on to the Zubov room, known for its stunning collection of European portraits. Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Buenos Aires Edition.
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  • It really is an immense Palace, all its rooms are designed and incredibly diagramed from another continent and here in Buenos Aires were assembled. We did a totally recommended guided to perform, because the guide knows a lot of the place and to know details that are worth. As for the art collection is vast and is distributed throughout the House/Museum. Also for lovers of food it also has a restaurant (that was gatekeeper of the family's House) at the entrance.
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  • We went as part of a visit to several museums and this is which we liked. It is beautiful and you can know a little of what life in the high society of the time.
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  • This visit is worthwhile and you can then replace you at the restaurant's entrance. The Errázuriz Alvear Palace was conceived as a "Grand Hôtel Particulier", the most popular French type at the beginning of the 20TH century. The building of 4,300 m2 is distributed over four floors with features, well precise functions and different levels of ornamentation. The house owner, Don Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar ordered the construction to house the works of art that had been treasured in his travels as Ambassador of Chile in various countries. Architect René Sergent was in charge of the work with the help in atmosphere and interior design of André Carlhian, Georges Hoentschel, Georges Nelson, the French landscape architect Achille Duchêne and the contribution of the catalan artist José María Sert. In the living room desk of Errázuriz, there are libraries simulated with fake books to make symmetry with real libraries. In the Ballroom, there are two false doors. Also there is a door false in the dining room, forward has the bust of the King Louis XIV. In the garden of the Errázuriz danced the famous ballerina Anna Pawlova in the ' 20s, to the beat of the swans in the pond. The baths Hall is a rarity, is Luis XVI style, preserved and restored in its original state in 1918. The mantel clock which is displayed in the living room of the family belonged to the King Luis XVI and María Antonieta de Francia. The bowl of silver which is displayed in the dining room is in the Elizabeth Tzarina of Russia.
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  • Beautiful museum showing some amazing history. Shame the whole house is not opened up. We'll worth a visit.
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  • Ok
  • Food is very good and well presented. Service can be VERY slow if the place is full (2 hrs)
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