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Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires

1902 Libertador
Buenos Aires
Argentina 1425
Tel: 54 11 4806 8306's insider take:

Since 1937, this stunning neoclassical mansion, formerly the Palacio Errázuriz, has operated as a museum devoted to the decorative arts. (It was declared an official historic landmark in 1998.) Built in 1911 by French architect René Sergent for a Buenos Aires power couple (Josefina de Alvear and Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar), the house continues to wow visitors by providing a peek into just how good Argentina's filthy rich once had it. But there are also some 4,000 amazing objets to go along with the eye-popping architecture, including an arresting El Greco in the 54-by-64-foot Gran Hall. Check out the spiffy café, formerly the palace's gatehouse.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 2 to 7 pm.

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