Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino, Mar del Plata

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Standing out like a fairy-tale mountain castle in the streets of Mar del Plata, Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino impresses as much with its striking towers as with the exhibits it hosts. Completed in 1919 as the private residence of the wealthy Ortíz Basualdo family, the distinctive building now houses a museum displaying more than 450 pieces by local artists. Admire the works of Mar del Plata painter Juan Carlos Castagnino, who has around 180 pieces on display. Sadly, the museum feels somewhat incomplete, as several of its rooms remain empty. By using our Mar del Plata trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino and other attractions in Mar del Plata.
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  • Like the torreon del monje this building was built at the turn of the century from a wealthy businessman as a summer home for his family. It houses now a museum (40 Pesos entrance fee) with works of t...  more »
  • The building is gorgeous and we were expecting to enjoy our visit, exploring the museum and discovering some local fine art. Unfortunately, the building is not very well preserved on the inside. There...  more »
  • We lived very close to this beautiful building, and as I've always been fascinated by architecture it was a must see. On the day we visited the museum hosted a Christmas market inside, locals set up t...  more »