Housed in an ornate building on the banks of the Luján River in Tigre, the Tigre Art Museum (Museo de Arte Tigre) is known for its stunning architecture and impressive collection of Argentine paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum was declared a National Historic Monument in 1979.
Most visitors to Tigre come on a half- or full-day trip from Buenos Aires, and the Tigre Art Museum is a popular stop on sightseeing tours. Visitors can explore the museum independently or join one of the regular guided tours.
Highlights include works from Juan Carlos Castagnino, Raúl Soldi, Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós, and Benito Quinquela Martín, as well as works by less-known local artists depicting life along the river delta. The riverfront museum can also be seen from water and boat cruises around the Tigre Delta.
Things to Know Before You Go
- There is an entrance fee to visit the museum, and guided tours are available.
- Exhibition information and tours are available in Spanish only.
- Most areas of the museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located at the northern end of Victoria Avenue in Tigre, along the banks of the Luján River. Trains from Buenos Aires arrive at Tigre station, and it’s a 20-minute walk or a short taxi ride to the museum from there.
When to Get There
The museum is open all day, Wednesday to Friday, as well as weekend afternoons. The museum is less crowded during weekends.
Architecture of the Tigre Art Museum
The museum was originally built in 1912 by French architects Dubois and Pater as the Tiger Club, a social club for the Buenos Aires elite. A fine example of French neoclassical architecture from the belle epoch, the building is adorned with stained glass, marble staircases, gilt-inlaid columns, red oak floors, and bronze chandeliers. The surrounding park and sculpture garden provide an idyllic setting.