Night of the Museums

Out of all the cities I’ve ever been too, I think Buenos Aires has the most museums. “La Noche de los Museos” was last weekend and it was amazing. At first it was a bit overwhelming because there were 262 participating museums and I didn’t know where to go. We started off with the Carlos Gardel museum. We have never visited even though it is right across the street from our apartment, so it was about time. Fortunately they gave us a map there of all of the museums which made it easier to navigate the city. Our next stop was Puerto Madero where we went on the ARA Uruguay ship museum and watched a navy marching band cross the Puente de la Mujer. Next we walked by Plaza de Mayo on our way to ComisiĆ³n Nacional de la Manzana de las Luces. In las Luces we randomly walked into a room where a lady was singing while another lady was playing a huge guitar looking instrument. The music was pretty amazing so we sat and listened for a while before going to a Jewish history museum that had the history of Jewish immigration into Buenos Aires. After that we took a taxi home, but after only a minute or two we drove by a giant building that I always wanted to check out: The Museo del Agua y de la Historia Sanitaria. Fortunately for us it was also participating in the night of the museums so we went through it and saw all kinds of pipes and toilets and other cool things. A friend of mine told me that they shot some of the scenes from Highlander there, so I’ll have to check it out. The entire night was very lively with many musical performances in the street and people everywhere. I liked all of the places we visited, but the Agua museum was by far my favorite because of the incredible building and of course the toilets.

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