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ARGENTINA - EXCURSIONES

BUENOS AIRES - ART IN BUENOS AIRES

Itinerary: During this exciting and interesting tour we will visit three of the most representative and important museums of Buenos Aires: the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires and the Xul Solar Museum, where we will see works of art and learn about the main tendencies in Argentine and Latin American art. We will first visit the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA in Spanish), one of the most important museums in South America. It displays a collection of 11.000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, tapestry, engraving, drawings and objects, and stands out because of its small but rich collection of European art. Among it we find works by Corot, Manet, Boudin, Cézanne, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Rodin. It also exhibits an interesting collection of Argentinean and Latin American contemporary art.
We head towards the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, known as MALBA in Spanish that inaugurated a new era in Argentina's museum culture. This incredible museum of ultramodern architecture was originally built to hold the Costantini Collection and to promote Latin American modern and contemporary art. The museum shows a collection of 200 works of art by modern and contemporary Latin American artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni, Pedro Figari, Guillermo Kuitca and others. Some of the attractions of this modern museum are its movie theatre, its avant-garde architecture and the complete and interesting agenda of cultural activities it offers. There are also temporary exhibitions, as well as a sculpture yard, a gift shop, a library and a modern café and restaurant.
Finally, we will visit the Xul Solar Museum, a small museum located in Alejandro Xul Solar´s house. This artist has a crucial role in Argentine art in the first decades of the 20th century. Xul Solar´s work inspired many avant-garde tendencies and had a strong influence in the subsequent generations of artists.
In our way we will also enjoy the many sculptures and monuments that decorate Buenos Aires. Very close to the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires we will see the magnificent Floralis Genérica, a mechanic flower built with aluminium and steel that was designed by the famous Argentine artist Eduardo Catalano. The impressive mechanic flower behaves as a real one, opening at daytime and closing at night.

Approximate duration: 5 hours.

Included services:
* Bilingual tour guide that specializes in the city's history, art, architecture and tourism.
* Transport during the tour and transfer from and to the hotel in a modern, comfortable and top class vehicle. Uniformed chauffer.
* Tickets to the museums and guided visits.

Comment: this visit can only be done in the afternoon.

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