Any visitor to Buenos Aires could recognize that Buenos Aires is a very artistic-looking city, with all the beautiful sculptures, big statues in big street intersections, and art installations in parks and plazas. If art appreciation is your interest, then the city also has a lot to offer indoors because it has a wide variety of international collections, from classical to modern, displayed in the many art museums all over the city. The best of all is that many of them if not free entry every day, one day of the week is free, and here are the ones that you should not miss:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta (Across from Recoleta Cemetery)
Tuesday to Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm Weekends and holidays 9:30am-8:30pm
Free ALL THE TIME!
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
Av. de Libertador 1902, Recoleta
Tuesday to Sunday 2pm-7pm
FREE Admission on Tuesdays
Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori
Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo (inside Bosques de Palermo, in front of El Rosedal)
Tuesday to Friday 12nn-8pm Weekends and holidays 10am-8pm
FREE Admission on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA)
Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo
Tuesday to Friday 11am -7pm Weekends and holidays: 11am-8pm
FREE Admission on Tuesdays.
(Note: Don’t mix this up with Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires which is another art museum just a few blocks down the road. It has good exhibitions too but it has no free days but cheaper on Wednesdays.)
Centro Cultural Recoleta
Junín 1930, Recoleta (right next to Recoleta Cemetery)
Even though this is not a museum, it needs a mention because they always have great contemporary exhibitions going on and they are always Free Admission!
Lastly, just in case you wonder where is the guidebook-said-must-visit MALBA? Well, sorry to break it to you that it has no free days, it has cheaper days on Wednesdays though. With all the money saved up from the other places, there’s no reason why you need to leave it out of your to-do list. It’s totally worth a visit too!