Villa Ocampo, San Isidro
(4.5/5 based on 380+ 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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  • I recommend go to Villa Ocampo House is beautiful, there is a small museum and also you can take tea on the terrace (and is not expensive).
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  • The Villa is a wonderful place where you can relax and enjoy the visit with great talk that gives us the Guide I think called Alvaro, about the history of the House and its fascinating owner Victoria Ocampo. The only regrettable was the food. Having only three dishes on the menu, that bring you a kebab with meat in Argentina hard and unpalatable looks like a joke. A shame because the site lends itself to a good meal in a beautiful place. As they have said me to stay for tea time is fine. Visit Recomendadisima
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  • Super careful, we had guided, the impeccable garden, a fabulous day, hear the birds singing, it was to be immersed in paradise. The House is neat because it is Unesco World Heritage and is not permitted to take pictures with flash is perfect, to not ruin the pictures and valuable things that houses the House. It is absolutely wonderful!
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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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