Villa Ocampo, San Isidro

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 360+ 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 a nice place for hiking, exploring their environments and gardens. It is a sample of the glamour of the time and the life ahead of the time of victoria Ocampo
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  • I was on the occasion of organizing one output working group the food was excellent and the service also in addition to certain hours, you can hire a guided tour of an hour by the House with the same history, with price aside the Park is excellent, is very well care is also a very good option to take the you
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  • Yesterday I went to visit Villa Ocampo, the House where he lived and died Victoria Ocampo, I recommend it completely, the guide who accompanied us Roman, a charm. The Park, the mansion, very well-told life story and end the ride with a delicious snack. Go and you will not regret.
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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.)
  • Very nice ride!
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  • Cute place
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  • Very bad attention.
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