Sarmiento historic museum, Buenos Aires

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History Museum
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 »
  • We were staying in this area, so decided to try this museum. If you are learning Spanish or know it, you will get a lot more out of the museum than we did, as the signs were not in English. But after ...  more »
  • The Sarmiento historical Museum is located in the Belgrano neighbourhood, next to the square of the same name. The building that houses it is neo-classic colonial style with a central tower as the Cabildo and arcades elongated with Corinthian-style front columns. The interior recreates a rather specific time of the history of Argentina, in the second half of the 19th century. Most of the exhibition is destined to the work of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, President of Argentina between 1874 and 1968 and his successor in office, Nicolás Avellaneda. The content is interesting, but it must be certain fondness for history so that it is not overwhelming. Ideal to go solo or in pairs.
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  • Really nice museum about Sarmiento's life in an historic building.
  • Nice small museum.
  • Very nice Museum. A House that was our father's homeland Sarmiento, place where was the Government House during a yellow fever epidemic. Those places that one happens constantly and never comes. BETWEEN! It is worthwhile. In addition a library-very nice, specializing in the period Mitre - Sarmiento-Avellaneda
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  • The building is very nice and at some point the Museum was well armed. Now the main hall roof collapses and is not possible to make the visit as long as not refaccione.
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  • Learn about the history of the country.
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