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If you hate art, history, or free things, you should definitely steer clear of the National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina.

Then again, you are on Sartle, so unless you are here to revel in our cheeky humor and propensity to show you the greatest nip slips, then I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you might enjoy a visit to this iconic Argentine museum.

The National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina proudly reps the largest public collection in Latin America, which we at Sartle consider a pretty legit bragging right. With more than 12,000 objects to peruse, there are two collections in particular that have been known to shine brighter than all the others: the nineteenth-century European art collection and the Argentine collection.

If you are a fan of Francisco Goya, they have an entire room dedicated to his work. You can take refuge in the dark twisted art in the Goya room or find solace in comparing your mental health to those who are clearly worse off than you...                                                                                      

After a long day spent at this museum, if you do not feel intellectually satisfied by their well-rounded collections, you could always hit up their fine art library, which is home to over 150,000 visual art magazines, books, and journals. That should surely be enough to make the inner art history nerd swoon.

The National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina is happily situated in the Recoleta section of Buenos Aires, which is arguably the most affluent area in the city. How did this area become the so affluent you ask? After a doozy of a bout of yellow fever wreaked havoc on the city in the 18th century, all the poor residents fled south while all the wealthy inhabitants ran up the hill to Recoleta in hopes that the higher elevation would keep them safe. I am sensing there may be a real life Pawnee/Eagleton rivalry going on, but I may just be projecting for I am clearly in far too deep when it comes to my obsession with "Parks & Rec." Today when visiting, you will not see people keeling over from yellow fever, but rather its inhabitants can be found strutting along dressed to the nines while dining in chic cafes. Needless to say, if you come here to enjoy The National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina, you will not be alone, for this is one of the most touristy areas of Buenos Aires.

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ("National Museum of Fine Arts") is an Argentine art museum in Buenos Aires, located in the Recoleta section of the city. The Museum inaugurated a branch in Neuquén in 2004. The museum hosts works by Goya, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Rodin, Manet and Chagall among other artists.

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