Impossible not to mention is the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Not only does this museum house the largest public art collection in all of Latin America, it also has an impressive collection of European impressionists; thanks largely to the wave of European immigrants that arrived here at the turn of the last century. Speaking of which, this is the place to learn about the history and development of Argentine artists in a global context. If the very thought of this leaves you hungry for more, pop over to the Latin American Modern Arts Museum, or MALBA, which specifically focuses on 20th and 21st century Latin American art.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 8 PM. Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 8 PM. Closed Mondays.
Argentine philanthropist Amalia Fortabat’s collection not only contains works by world masters like Klimt, Rodin, Andy Warhol and William Turner; it also showcases some of the best Argentine contemporary artists of all time. And let’s not forget there’s an amazing view of the river to admire. They do offer tours, but they are in Spanish. To request an English tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colección Fortabat, Olga Cossettini 141, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, +54 11 4310 6600.
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM. Closed Mondays.
Given that most people are used to a different hemisphere, this planetarium in Buenos Aires offers an all new celestial experience. Shaped like the planet Jupiter, this eye-catching space museum is located in the beautiful parks of Palermo. Planetario Galileo Galilei offers a 360-degree space show, astronomical courses, and various exhibits.
Planetario Galileo Galilei, Av. Sarmiento s/n 1425, Buenos Aires, +54 11 4771 6629.
Hours: At the time this article was published, the planetarium was temporarily closed for construction. Check back to their website for the latest information.