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Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco

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Address: Suipacha 1422, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4327-0228
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Spanish colonial silver, wood carvings, furniture, paintings and over 100...

Spanish colonial silver, wood carvings, furniture, paintings and over 100 antique dolls are exhibited in this Peruvian, neocolonial-designed building.

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Hidden gem for Latinamerican art

This is not the most famous of Buenos Aires museums, however it deserves to be much better known, both for its site (an old colonial house with beautiful gardens) and of course... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is not the most famous of Buenos Aires museums, however it deserves to be much better known, both for its site (an old colonial house with beautiful gardens) and of course for its collections of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts with an exceptional collection of musical instruments, The texts accompanying the exhibition (only in Spanish) are to be highlighted... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start by explaining to non Hispanic people that the term Hispanoamericano derives ONLY from the culture created by the Spanish colonisers and what came as a result of their interaction with the natives. Anyone expecting aboriginal context will not find it here. The house is incredible and the contents are also quite fantastic, going round the very small exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This small but very interesting museum was well worth the visit. Lots of great exhibits plus one on violins. Some dated from the late 1600's. It also had a photographic exhibit by Werner Buschof which was also very interesting. The artwork was magnificent as well as the artifacts on display well worth seeing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The collection contains pieces from all over Latin America, including Peru, Bolivia and Chile. The majority of the objects are of religious nature, but organized thematically . There is also a fascinating collection of Italian violins from Cremona and a collection of women's combs from the 19th century. Some of the the objects on display are real masterpieces. The display... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I've hoped to see in that particular museum a lot about the natives before the conquistadores but it was just a glimpse. The name of the museum do not corresponds to the exhibition. And the Wi-Fi didn't work, sadly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

This was by far the most interesting museum I visited while in Buenos Aires. The collection is displayed in an estate house in the barrio Retiro. The house and grounds are all part of the charm. But the real gems are on the inside. There was an exquisite collection of Spanish American religious folk art while I was there -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

The building in itself is worth seeing. It was build by Noel as a home and converted into a museum not longer afterwards. It is located about a block away from a famous bomb site (that is how we found it). The collection focused on colonial paintings and decorative art. There is a fee (20 pesos September 2014). Take a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This little museum -- sandwiched along the busy streets near Plaza San Martin -- is a beautiful gem. Each room features interesting works, including a vast array of silver crafts, 16th-18th century paintings, furniture, and other unique bits. One room is dedicated to showcasing ladies' fans from the 19th century; another displays violins from the 16th century to the present... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

From the Jesuits through colonists, slavery and immigration, see the local history laid out in art and artifacts. Superb and comprehensive signage, just wish they had it in English. Someone would do a big favor to translate it all for them and offer an guidebook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I am very glad that I went to visit this fantastic art museum. The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco is situated in the centre of Buenos Aires in the Retiro district with its headquarters in the Palacio Noel which is conveniently located at 1422 Suipacha Street. The Museum was named after its benefactor, Isaac Fernández Blanco who donated... More 

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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