ARTISTS AND MUSEUMS OF BUENOS AIRES Only available Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sun, in the afternoon
- Biazzi’s work shop: his art is inspired in the native populations of the north of the country, reflecting their myths and legends, religious customs and everyday life. He works a lot with collage, using elements that he recycles. Mr. Biazzi’s workshop is in the neighborhood of San Telmo.
- ‘Mate’ craftsman’s work shop: You haven’t really experienced Argentina without having a taste of mate (a tea-like beverage). In this case, not only will we try mate, but we’ll also see how a craftsman makes the receptacle we use to drink mate, out of a gourd. His workshop is in a hidden old tenement in the neighborhood of San Telmo
- Fernandez Blanco Museum: museum of colonial art, located in the neighborhood of Retiro in what used to be a beautiful Spanish-colonial style family home. It has the largest collection of silver artifacts, as well as Jesuit art-work, colonial paintings and furniture from different parts of South America.
- MALBA Museum: a very good museum of contemporary Latin American Art that opened 5 years ago, located in Palermo. We will walk through the permanent collection of paintings and sculptures that date from 1910 to the 1970s. It’s a good-sized museum (not at all overwhelming!) and an excellent introduction to the Latin American art schools and movements of the 20th Century. Later, feel free to visit the interesting temporary exhibits of the museum on your own.
Ø Finishing point: Malba Museum (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo)
Note for walking tours by Cristina:
Upon request, we can hire a driver and car (for 2 passengers) or van (for 3 or more passengers) to pick you up and drop you off at your –downtown- apartment, and to move from one neighborhood to the next, instead of taking public transport or walking so much. Additional cost to be informed upon inquiry.
includes entrance fees to the museums and bus rides from San Telmo to Retiro and from Retiro to Palermo. Finishing point: Malba Museum (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo)
US$60 per person Base 2 people. Each additional person U$D 50. Please pay cash.
Pick up time:
Suggested starting point: Pick up by the apartment or Mr Biazzi’s workshop (Defensa 763, San Telmo)
Only available Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sun, in the afternoon
Duration: Approx. 3 Hours