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“Mostly for Spanish speakers, but none the less worth it.”
Review of Museo Casa Rosada

Museo Casa Rosada
Ranked #34 of 728 things to do in Buenos Aires
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“Mostly for Spanish speakers, but none the less worth it.”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

This new museum is located right behind and below the Casa Rosada, admission is free.
It has been excavated out of the foundations of the old Aduana de Taylor (Taylor's Customs),
In colonial times, the river - Rio de la Plata - ran much more inland than its present course.
The Museum offers a number of videos and objects related to argentinian history. There is also a very well preserved vaulted chamber, originally conceived as a wine cellar in the villa of a wealthy landowner, which the mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros later used for his "Ejercicio Plastico" masterpiece, using a technique not quite figured out to-date covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the chamber.
All the videos are in spanish, however the building itself and Siqueiros masterpiece are worth
the visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Great museum behind the Casa Rosada”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The museum, opened in May, 2011, celebrates 200 yrs of Argentine history (1810-2010) in the remains of a the former fort of Buenos Aires and the original Customs House, through a series of audio-visual presentations that take the viewer through various periods in Argentina’s history. All the video material and descriptions of objects are only available in Spanish, the videos displaying the physical changes in the city over this 200 year period, and video from the Dirty War (1976-83) are well worth a visit to history buffs in any language! The contrast between the museum space itself and the brick-and-mortar (and cannon guns) remaining from the old fort provide quite the contrast. A mural by the Mexican artist Siquieros, which had been boxed up for years, is on display.

Visited April 2012
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“Siqueiro Mural”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Basically head for the recently restored Siqueiro mural. Beautiful creation by this mexican artist

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