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Address: Bolivar 65, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A journey back in time

In the immediate area of many other important buildings is this one. Free admission and they have cards in English that give the translation of all the signs and information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lively crafts market on Thursday in the patio. Parts of original colonnade that used to span the plaza still exists. Not much in the way of exhibits. The cafe is a great place to relax. Parts are free but then again no one asked for a ticket

Thank Chinapjs
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The site of the first mayor's office in the city, the Cabildo has overcome all kind of events (revolutions, fires, city enlargements surrounding the building) and it proudly shows today the great feats that took place here. Guided tours are highly advisable, and you should spend a few minutes enjoying the views of Plaza de Mayo from the terrace and... More 

1 Thank Jesusmiguel58
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Historical place that exhibits different artifacts related to relevant moments in BA history. Guards had some interesting stories.

Thank MarijnHG
Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum about the formation of Argentina. Great place to learn about the country's and the continent's history.

Thank Matthew G
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

In the immediate area of many other important buildings is this one. Free admission and they have cards in English that give the translation of all the signs and information. Relics of early colonial days when it served as a government building and prison. If you walk upstairs you get an overview of the area in front of the red... More 

Thank CraigandTania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

A nice travel in the early years of Buenos Aires, showing how it rose from and fell into war over the years.

Thank Glauco P
Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

If you go and see this place just check with the opening times. The place is just amazing and you can read all about the various exhibits with english cards for each of the rooms that you visit. Don't forget to go up stairs as you get good views of Plaza de Mayo and all the surrounding buildings. A good... More 

1 Thank olie293
Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

the Cabildo of Buenos Aires is very nice, from the 19th Century with lots ot history to read , I love what I saw, much better than plaza de mayo with protesters

Thank Alex d
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

A good little museum that will teach you about the origins of modern Argentina and is located on the same square as Casa Rosada and not far from Café Tortoni.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Best viewed from the Plaza de Mayo it is more than just a drive by and the interior contains good information on the history of Buenos Aires. A good starting point for your visit to this city.

Thank Albywon

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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