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MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)
This is one leading museums of Latin American art in the world, featuring work culled from the 19th and 20th centuries. Contemporary exhibitions from high-profile artists complement what is on display from the permanent collection. Even the area where this museum is situated is worth visiting, which includes leafy parks and Belle Epoque mansions that now house embassies.
The ornate building once served as a foundation and home for single mothers, and it now pays homage to the life of Argentina’s most famous first lady Eva (or Evita) Perón. A number of Evita’s designer outfits are on display, and this is what most people come wanting to see. Schedule a visit around breakfast or lunch: is a restaurant that operates indoors as well as on an attractive terrace on the ground floor.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
This museum sits near some of Buenos Aire’s marquee sights in the Recoleta neighborhood, including the Recoleta Cemetery and Alvear Palace Hotel. Inside are more than 20 galleries containing a collection of European and Argentine art, the latter of which is the largest collection in the world.
There is more drawing tourists to La Boca than the colorful El Caminito, and it is this modern art museum. Artistic types and the culturally curious are drawn to see what is on inside the whitewashed building, which sits at the edge of the water. An outdoor café operates on the roof, offering lunch with a view.