Everything you always wanted to know about Eva Peron's personal life is in this museum, so you can have a better understanding of this fascinating and controversial figure. There is also a very good restaurant on the premises.
The Museo Larreta exhibits Spanish art and historical objects. As for the museum itself, it showcases a kind of jumbled offering - a wall with medieval weaponry, a room with Jesus Christ at the front. I was a bit confused about the specific theme the curator was going for. BUT, the garden behind the museum building is absolutely charming. I walked past the somewhat arbitrary museum pieces, out the back door, and found myself facing a beautifully manicured maze of flora. Fruit trees, bushes, and the great ombu tree. A stone pavilion and a small theater set aside. It's so tranquil and pretty.
So, how to get there: Belgrano is next to Palermo. So you can hop on the Subte D line to Juramento. It's on the corner of Juramento and Obligado de Vuelta. You can check out: www.museos.buenosaires.gov.ar/larreta_entornoes.html.
A shoe store with the trendiest and best made shoes I've ever worn! Models designed after 50s sport shoes. Great colour combinations, and made by hand! The owner told me he sells most of the shoes and sneakers in Denmark and Japan. They have a museum with tons of 40s and 50s sport shoes.
Gurruchaga y Gorriti
Palermo, Buenos Aires
Great small museum with lovely pieces, representative of various schools of modern Latin American art. Nearby Palermo is nice to walk around and see some of the few old houses still left.
Preserves the memory of Argentina's champion of the poor, Eva Perón, both in her early role as film actress and her later status as political and social idol.
Natural History Museum with a good collection of shells, dinosaurs and gigantic armadillos. The museum was built in the early 1900s and, fortunately, has not changed much. Its long, dark hallways and high ceilings make for a fun and sometimes spooky visit. At US$2 a person, it's hard to beat.
The Museum is located by Parque Centenario (the park has undoubtedly seen better days), which hosts a crafts fair every weekend, and where locals nowadays try their luck at selling goods to stretch their incomes to the end of the month.
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