Villa Ocampo, San Isidro

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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. Put Villa Ocampo into our San Isidro tour itinerary planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In this Villa, you can you have lunch or snack and visit their facilities. Personally, I went to lunch and while there is no variety of dishes, the waiter was excellent, and the delicious food. Then we wanted to do the tour, but we did not have the same fate, since the guide was very monotonous in his comments, which made the tour of the House very heavy.
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  • Villa Ocampo is a beautiful place to go a day of Sun, because not only does the building, steeped in history, which is explained by a guide, but it also has a beautiful garden to enjoy. In the Gallery of the House cafeteria serves ricis lunch at good price and you can also take the tea there is selling books related to victory and with the shows that will be exposed at the time I went several times because I enjoy it very much
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  • Beautiful place! Very well organized visit! All in excellent condition! You can picnic there... A walk to recommend
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  • The house is great and it is surrounded by gardens with grasses, trees and flowers, etc.
  • 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.)
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