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The Museums of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Museum of Modern Latin American Art

This museum is commonly known as MALBA, and it is meant to collect, preserve, research and promote contemporary Latin American art. It is a not-for-profit organization which is also a dynamic cultural center that has art and film exhibits along with various cultural activities. It features the Costantini Collection, which features work from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela and Uruguay. This is a newer museum that has been open since 2001.

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Children Museum-Museo de los Ninos

If you move to or visit Buenos Aires with children, this is a great institute for them. It is specialized for children between 3-12 years of age, and features many different playing and learning activities that change each month. They also feature family activities, where adults can get involved.

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Evita Museum

This museum was inaugurated on July 26 2002, which was 50 years after Evita’s death. The building itself is the former location where Evita Peron had established a Temporary Home shelter in 1948 to house women and children who needed housing until they could find work. She is a very influential figure of Argentinian history, and her museum has information about her life and death, as well as memorabilia.

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

This museum is one of the most important art museums in all of Latin America. Its ground floor has 24 exhibit halls, which features a collection of paintings from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. It is a great place to learn about famous 20th century Argentine painters, as there are 8 halls, filled up with works by painters like Xul Solar, Antonio Berni and Raquel Forner.  There is also a fine art history library. The second floor of the museum has two halls, which hold photography and sculpture exhibits.

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Recoleta Cemetery

This is a cemetery that is located in the Recoleta neighborhood in the city. It is designed with French and Italian architecture, and is laid out like city blocks. Evita Peron, as well as many other important Argentine presidents, scientists, writers and other figures are buried in this cemetery. The front of the cemetery is designed with neo-Classical Greek columns, and there are many elaborate statues and other sculptures. The cemetery was created in 1822, and is one of the oldest of the city.

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