Villa Ocampo, San Isidro

(4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
A charming house with a rich history, Villa Ocampo is the former home of Victoria Ocampo, one of Argentina's strongest cultural voices of the 20th century. Built in 1891 in an eclectic mix of British and French styles, the house became Ocampo's permanent residence in 1940. The influential founder of "Sur" magazine hosted such artistic luminaries as Albert Camus, Graham Greene, Le Corbusier, and Igor Stravinsky here. Since a 2003 restoration, the house has served as a museum providing an important look into Ocampo's life and career. A visit to Villa Ocampo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Isidro holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is worth to know this place where lived Victoria Ocampo, now in the hands of UNESCO. The House is perfectly preserved and is very beautiful. It preserves all the furniture, the library and the study of victory. The gardens are beautiful. Take advantage of the visit guided that provides data interesting and the nights of jazz, both in winter as in summer (in the gardens).
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  • My experience was very good, really tour the House where spent so many people important in the history of Argentina and international is exciting, on the other hand when they tell you the guides the life and lifestyle of Victoria Ocampo put you the creeps, in addition to this you can enjoy beautiful views of gardens and a place where you take a you in another world.
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  • The casona (intended as a rest house of the former renobrada Ocampo family) gives us an idea of the shape of life, tastes, styles and customs of the Argentine upper class at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th. Interesting the travel of the visits guided. There is a living room and also a patio covered where is can take "a flirty tea" looking them gardens that run through the House. If the weather's nice, do not leave the villa without making a walk through these gardens. Visits are in the evening and a not very high entry is charged per person.
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  • A unique place. Not to miss. Victoria was close to many celebrities. Indira Gandhi, Andre Malraux, Graham Greene, Rabindanath Tagore, Jorge Luis Borges and many others visited this house. A wonderful oasis. You will be transported back in time. It is the only property owned by UNESCO outside París. Few places like this in Latín América. Ideal place to drink a cup of tea at the cafetería and relax.
  • I was very disappointed in the Villa Ocampo. The contents of the house were thoroughly undistinguished and there was a need for appropriate re-decoration of all the rooms on the ground floor. There was no guide book or pamphlet explaining in English the history of the building or the significance ( if any) of the furniture or paintings in the house. The first floor was roped off and only accessible if one was part of a guided tour, (all of which when we were there were in Spanish). There was to attempt to make the kitchen area in the lower ground floor into an interesting visitor experience. In Punto Arenas in Chile the Museum of History Braun Menendez shows what can be done with a building of this age and importance. I have to add that I found the staff at the Villa Ocampo to be officious, ticking one visitor off for sitting on the arms of a sofa which was not of the slightest quality, and asking me not to walk on the grass. ( Why not? This is a garden, not the lawn of an Oxford College quadrangle.)
  • Makes 10 blessed years saying the same sanata: upstairs opens the coming year! Always closed or with a rope crossed on the stairs. The only way I had entered was the dome of interpol, or you're important or verse that you plug the are remodeling. Stop lying to the people and tourists. Over Basle.
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