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Museo Xul Solar

Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4824-3302
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Intimate and Interesting Museum

The museum displays works of art, mostly paintings, by Xul Solar. He has very interesting art... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradley G
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Great place to visit for off the beaten path BA

I found this museum on Atlas Obscura and couldn't wait to see it. Absolutely worth the search and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Joe V
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Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (5 reviews)
“entrance fee” (3 reviews)
“works of art” (2 reviews)
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Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum displays works of art, mostly paintings, by Xul Solar. He has very interesting art, many expressionist/surrealist paintings that used many symbols. Very colorful, lots of serpents, astrological symbolism, and religious iconic figures. Museum is located in his old home, nice and small so...More

Thank Bradley G
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I found this museum on Atlas Obscura and couldn't wait to see it. Absolutely worth the search and walk over. I loved it here and the twisted frames of reality and alternative universes really got my heart pounding. A small space, one and half floors...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I'll start by admitting that I'm a fan of small museums. I'd rather go to The Frick in NYC than the Met. So that should put this review into context. I knew nothing about Xul Solar in advance, except that he was considered an Argentine...More

Thank FussyGrl
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We didn't know Xul Solar prior to arriving in Argentina, but we were entranced. His watercolors in vibrant palettes with playful and symbolic figures are delightful and refreshing. The artist was intrigued by astrology and the esoteric, so potential visitors who are interested in related...More

Thank MontereyFoodie
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

So many people both on this site and others had said this was the best small museum in Buenos Aires I felt I had to go. I was disappointed . I am not a great fan of his work but was looking to be converted....More

Thank suehallam
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have lived all my life in Buenos Aires, and I am an art-lover. I can tell you that this is one of the best museums to visit here. The architecture (designed by Xul SOlar himself) and the art exposed in this museum is wonderful....More

Thank Lis P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I never heard of Xul Solar until I found a couple of lines in a travelers guide that said something about a "cartoonish style" of painting, and that was enough to get me interested. I walked there after a half day of being fried under...More

1  Thank Mr_Trondheim666
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Xul Solar is a character like no other. His painting is shocking and original and his biography is absolutely unique. Trained as a musician and an architect he travelled extensively around Europe and absorbed all kind of influences. Back in Argentina he made close friendship...More

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 24 August 2016

An artist who deserves broader recognition. The museum is small and intimate, with a very low entrance fee. There is a collection of reading material in several languages, and the museum (which has a small but enterprising gift shop selection) sells books on the artist,...More

Thank ExLibrisAmy
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A revolutionary artist not well known abroad. The museum has been located at the house that belonged to Xul Solar and received several accolades (among them the Mies van der Rohe for Latin America Prize).

Thank Emanuele C
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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are
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true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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