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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  • Summer residence of the Ocampo family, Victoria Ocampo owned by where have passed Ortega y Gasset, Ravel, Strauss, Indira Gandhi, Borges, Bioy Casares and many others. Works of art, objects and Bauhaus luminaries and carpet made by Picasso, as well as a library with thousands of works, many of them signed. There are 2 guided tours daily, very interesting to learn more about the history of the House and family, mainly the sisters Ocampo. There is also a cafe, a lovely garden and a small library with captive works.
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  • It was Victoria Ocampo House, part of a Museum of the writer, there highlight concerts, lectures, events, and has a café to relax and see the beautiful landscape that surrounds it.
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  • This is the place where Victoria Ocampo spent much of her life and hosted a good number of historic leaders and cultural personalities from all around the world, from Rabindranath Tagore to Federico G...  more »
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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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