Amazing Buenos Aires
Things to do & see in this beautiful city.
August 11, 2006
Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco

The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco is located on Suipacha St. between Del Libertador Ave. and Arroyo St. It suffered damages from the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy (which was located right at the corner) but was repaired.

The museum is an old mansion from 1921. It houses a beautiful collection of colonial art and there is a marvelous temporary exhibition which gathers pieces from 12 museums from Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Salta & Tucumán, a region known as N.O.A. (northeast of Argentina). 400 objects made in diverse materials by Pre-Columbian cultures are exhibited until September 10th. It’s worth a visit.

The permanent collection includes different rooms showing furniture, religious oils, colonial silverware, antiques, and even concerts take place regularly. Visitors must pay only $1 for the entrance. I consider that the authorities should increase its fee in order to hire a gardener. The gorgeous garden really deserves it. It’s a pity it’s not well-kept. I also suggest they should add a café, since the place is really wonderful.

I can’t believe I have never gone before to this museum.
Have you?

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