The National Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Recoleta neighborhood and is one of the most important museums in Argentina. It has a collection of highly recognized and diverse works, ranging from pre-Columbian periods to the present day. Admission is free, making it a highly visited institution by both residents and tourists.

A Bit of History

With a decree from President Uriburu in 1895, the National Museum of Fine Arts was established. The museum had several locations until finally moving to its current building in 1933. The impressive building used to be the Recoleta Pump House.

Throughout its history, it has received multiple donations of artworks and has always preserved pieces of the highest artistic value.


The museum features a variety of artworks from different disciplines and historical periods. For example, visitors can find sculptures, drawings, textiles, paintings, and prints, ranging from the pre-Columbian era to the present day.

Notable works include those by international artists such as El Greco, Rodin, Renoir, Degas, Chagall, and Picasso, as well as national figures like Quinquela Martín, Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso, Xul Solar, and Cándido López, among others.

national museum of fine artsTo explore the current collections and activities, you can visit the official website of the Fine Arts Museum. Collections with descriptions in various languages are also available on the website.

Hours and How to Get There

The museum is closed on Mondays but opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday. Weekdays from 11 am to 8 pm and weekends from 10 am onwards.

The museum is located at 1473 Libertador Avenue, in the Recoleta neighborhood, and can be reached by public transport: Line H of the subway and the following bus lines: 17, 61, 67, 92, 93, 110, 124, and 130.


Admission to the museum is free for both residents and foreign tourists.


The National Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized for its accessibility guidelines. It offers various tools including ramps, elevators, wheelchairs, accessible restrooms, welcome for guide dogs, sign language tours, visits for the visually impaired, and audio guides.

If you are really fond of museums after a visit you can walk just 2 blocks to take a look at the stunning palace of the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (National Decorative Arts Museum)

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