The summer may have ended, but the endless options for entertainment in Buenos Aires is as strong as ever.
Apart from the numerous restaurants, the non-stop nightlife and the many bars, wherever you are in the city, you will also find creative spaces providing a spot for you to indulge in art. Below we have listed some of the must-go museums in Buenos Aires:
Museo de Arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba)
Malba is a world-class museum that provides the public with an incredible way to engage with some interesting ideas and beautiful art from Latin American artists. It is a dynamic and participatory space that, apart from the permanent section (that among other pieces present an original Frida Kahlo), holds temporary exhibitions of Argentine and Latin American contemporary art. Interested? You are not alone. First lady Michelle Obama was one of last week’s newcomers.
If you make it on a Wednesday you will get half off the 90 pesos usual entrance fee, unless if you are a student in which case you will get in for free (and 45 pesos all other days). Open all days, except Tuesdays.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA)
Lovely museum with long history, and that in 2015 went through some pretty exciting changes in a major renovation project. Although the size of the museum can be a challenge for those lacking a solid sense of direction, it is well worth the trouble. MNBA holds works by renowned artists such as Monet, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, along with, of course, well-known Argentine artists such as Antonio Berni, Raquel Forner and Xul Solar.
Free entrance and open all days, except Mondays.
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MSAD)
In a building that puts many cathedrals to shame, you will find a large collection of household furniture and art pieces owned both by the original family of Josefina de Alvear and Matias Errázuriz, among with other local donors from the 20th century. The museum was created in 1937 and is still going strong. The collection is complemented by temporary exhibits, and the building hosts regular choral concerts as well as classes and seminars.
Entrance fee 20 pesos. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
Usina del Arte
In a former factory that now has new life as a cultural events center, at Usina del Arte you can enjoy a good tango show and concerts of great local orchestras. A place with something for everyone in one of the most historical neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.
Check out the website http://www.usinadelarte.org/ for event program and possible fees, or enjoy a guided visit in the facilities on weekends or holidays for 40 pesos.
And something for the little ones…
Museo de los Niños
Located in the middle of the shopping mall Abasto, lies an interactive museum that gives children the possibility to try out different trademarks in realistic and playful settings, that integrates the movement, perception, comprehension and expression, that encourage curiosity, interest in knowing and imagination to the children’s development of their own potential.
Museo de los niños is dedicated to children under 12, their families and educators. There are specially constructed rooms to stimulate the activity for children under three years old. Entrance fees differences slightly depending upon the weekday, but costs as most 120 pesos per child and 40 pesos per person over 18 years old. Open all days, but Mondays.