Art museum and plantation
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 3 of 6 › view all entries
March 9th, 2009 – by: jennifer_z
MALBA Museum of Latinamerican Art is an interesting place to visit. This modern building has a permanent exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Latinamerican artists. Because the staff don't allow people take pictures inside the museum, I only took a few pictures in the lobby. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of modern art, and some of the exhibits left me wondering just what the heck the artist was trying to say.
The MALBA is the first Argentine museum of the 21st century. Its mission is to collect, conserve, study and promote contemporary Latin American art, from the 20th century through today.
In Palermo neighbourhood, in the intersection of Santa Fe Av. and Sarmiento Av.it is situated Plaza Italia, a very special tribute from Buenos Aires to Italian community. Palermo is a very nice park, situated at the homonym district. Close to the park are the arboretum and the zoo.
Plaza Italia is a small square next to Jardin Zoologico, Jardin Botanico and Sociedad Rural Argentina (it houses the annual agriculture fair in July; the rest of the year different shows and exhibitions are held here, such as Feria del Libro - the book fair, or the present native musical 'Opera Pampa'). Plaza Italia is a very busy commercial area, a strategic point in the city. Many bus lines as well the subway has the connection with different zones of the city.
Being the biggest neighbourhood in the city, Palermo offers a lot of things from great restaurants, design stores and great parks to relax to art galleries and antique shops.Start on the corner of Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and Salguero heading towards Avenida del Libertador, cross that avenue and you will reach Avenida Las Heras, you will see the Parque General Las Heras where you will be able to rest a bit and explore better that area (where there are a few good restaurants to have dinner ro lunch). Take a walk around Palermo Hollywood (plaza Serrano). Here you will find a lot of restaurants and art galleries.
In the heart of San Telmo, Dorrego square is the one, which at the weekend, features antique and used clothes fairs, many bars, and street artists. The best time to walk around San Telmo is either on Saturday or Sunday, as the main streets become pedestrian. During the week there's traffic and many people rushing in the streets. It's true that at the weekend it becomes a tourist spot, but you'll also get to see one of the best antiques markets in town, as well as buskers singing and dancing tango.
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