Sarmiento historic museum, Buenos Aires
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The Museo Histórico Sarmiento Sarmiento History Museum, located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, is a museum dedicated to Argentine history, and in particular to the Generation of '80 and the life of President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, a writer and political figure who was President of Argentina between 1868 and 1874. There are also sections that show the literary works of Nicolás Avellaneda, his presidential successor and about the revolution caused by the federalization of Buenos Aires in 1880, when the national government had to abandon its location in downtown Buenos Aires and move to the building where the museum is today in Belgrano, then the outskirts of the city.HistoryThe buildingThe building is an Italian-style townhouse, built in 1873 as planned by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, one of the architects brought in the mid 19th-Century to Argentina by Bernardino Rivadavia. At the time, it housed the executive, legislative and judicial powers of the federal government, when they had to leave Buenos Aires. The National Congress, met in the biggest of it meeting when they declared Buenos Aires as the nation's capital, under president Avellaneda. At the end of the civil war, the Federalization Law was signed in this building. Due to this event, it was declared a National Historic Monument.In 1938, at the 50th anniversary of Sarmiento's death, the federal government dedicated it as a museum. On 28 July of that year, the mansion was dedicated by presidential decree of then president Roberto Marcelino Ortiz, after a proposal of then head of the Historical Museums Commission Ricardo Levene.
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  • A great history lesson on this great man and some excellent furniture and personal effects. Only takes a short time to visit and well worth the effort. Everything is in Spanish but you can get the gis...  more »
  • It is a competitive Italian style that was built in the 19th Century. Exposed furniture, portraits, souvenirs purchased by the former President in his travels and several dishes. There is a room dedicated to his work, Facundo
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  • For form the Museum the State acquired objects belonging to Sarmiento, to which is added others, donated by their grandchildren, of its domicile particular in the street Sarmiento 1251 of it city of good Aires.A through of the tour by their 9 rooms is sees the life of the hero from 1811 until 1880: his childhood in San Juan; the years as a journalist and educator; exile in Chile; his work teaching and literary; his work teaching; his performance at the battle of Caseros.Se exhibited various personal objects such as sculptures, photographs of his parents and sisters; the furniture of the time; newspapers; the oil paintings made by his granddaughter Eugenia Belín; books, dishes, glassware, silverware. Of his political life, you can find the elements of the uniform used for the battle of Caseros, as well, as the band and the cane used during his presidency. One of the rooms is designed to Nicolás Avellaneda and there are family furniture and objects of the members of his Cabinet in 1880. Room 7 is intended for temporary exhibitions. The Museum has a great cultural activity: we hold courses and workshops; There are cycles of music, children's shows, etc. You can tour from Monday to Friday from 13-18 hs.; Saturdays and Sundays from 14 am to 19 pm. Thursday and Saturday admission is free.
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  • Beautiful Museum. Also in ino's sides have confectionery. It has workshops and interesting activities for young and old
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  • Missing Organization for receiving the public accredited pre.
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  • Beautiful place. Listen to Esquiú College choir sing the national anthem on the eve of the 200th anniversary of July 9. BEAUTIFUL
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  • Really not says nothing the place.
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  • Very cute
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