Museums

 

The Palace of Mate / The “Lucas Braulio Areco” Municipal Fine Arts Museum

Located in the heart of Posadas, the Palace of Mate—which opened its doors in 1952—is focused on the city’s cultural expressions. Its name harkens back to the first Director of the Museum, who became a true icon of the region’s culture.

The ground floor is home to the Fine Arts Museum. It contains an exhibition of renowned local and regional artists, with almost 200 works, including paintings, drawings, engravings, and sculptures of artists from the province and the entire country, such as Juan Carlos Solís, Juan de Dios Mena, Marcos Otaño, Emilio Petorutti, Raúl Soldi, and Antonio Berni. 

The main hall of the Palace of Mate contains restored murals of artist René Brusau. 

Rivadavia 1846, Posadas (or alternative entry on Paseo Bossetti -Bolívar between Rivadavia and Buenos Aires-)

Phone: (0376) 444-9074

Facebook: www.facebook.com/museolucasbraulio.areco

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 12:30 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM

Saturdays and holidays, 5 PM - 8 PM 

 

 “Andrés Guacurarí” Historical and Archaeological Museum

This museum’s collections show the several social, cultural, and economic processes that the province of Misiones underwent through the archaeological elements on display from the different cultures that inhabited its territory: altoparanaense, mocoretá or ulf, eldoradense, and tupí guaraní. The museum also has archaeological elements from the province’s Jesuit reductions. 

It also has an Archaeological Studies Centre that works with primary and secondary schools and universities. 

Guided tours are provided for students, tourists, and the general public. 

General Paz 1865, Posadas.

Phone: (0376) 444-7373

Closed for repairs

 

“Juan Yaparí” Provincial Fine Arts Museum

The museum is named after the most famous indigenous painter and engraver of the Jesuit period. Located in downtown Posadas, this museum hosts exhibits of regional, national, and international artists, as well as seminars, conferences, and guided tours. 

There are approximately 300 works by renowned artists such as Juan Carlos Castagnino, Emilio Centurión, Lucas Braulio Areco, Areu Crespo, Zygmund Kowalski, Ramón Ayala, Héctor Martinoli, and many others.

Sarmiento 319, Posadas

Phone: (0376) 444-7616 / 444-7375

Email: museojuanyapari@yahoo.com.ar

Web: www.museojuanyapari.misiones.gov.ar

Facebook: www.facebook.com/museo.yapari

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM - 9 PM. Saturdays and Sundays, 9 AM - 12:30 PM and 5 PM - 9 PM. 

 

 “Aníbal Cambas” Regional Museum

This museum features collections that represent the region’s cultural stages: lithic (altoparanaense and umbú cultures), agricultural-ceramic (eldoradense and tupí-guaraní cultures), guayakí culture, Jesuit-Guaraní culture, and contemporaneous period. It also has a collection focused on the mataco-guayakí symbiosis and a library specialized in regional history, as well as a newspaper library. 

Alberdi 600, Parque República del Paraguay (3300), Posadas

Phone: (0376) 442-2860

Email: museocambas@gmail.com

Web: www.museocambas.blogspot.com.ar

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM. Saturdays, 9 AM - 12 PM.

Wednesdays: free (currently closed for repairs).

 

Other museums

“Antonio Ruiz de Montoya” Natural Science and History Museum, of the Higher Teaching Institute

The museum has a collection of Natural-Science-related elements: embalmed mammals, amphibians, insects, and molluscs. It also offers a walk through a snake sanctuary with living specimens and diversity rooms with various specimens from the animal kingdom, some of them endangered species. Moreover, visitors are treated to a historical collection: stone-made artefacts of Misiones’ pre-history, wooden Guaraní sculptures, ceramics, etc. The museum also has artefacts and elements from the Guaraní culture and the Jesuit missions, as well as the subsequent period of repopulation and colonization of Misiones. 

 

San Luis 1962, Posadas

Phone: (03752) 423893

 

Historical Museum of the Police of the Province of Misiones

This museum has been active since 1976 at the Police Department. It has pieces of historical and cultural significance, such as antique and collectible weapons, documents, uniforms, photographs, and other elements that illustrate the different times and the changes this institution has gone through. Most pieces were donated by retired policemen or their families. There are also elements received from police institutions of other provinces and neighbouring countries. 

Félix de Azara and Tucumán (3300), Posadas

Phone: (03752) 447662

 

San Ignacio Ruins Museum

A hall gathers all the pieces that cannot remain outdoors, in order to protect them from bad weather and robbery attempts. Preserved here are parts of the original floors of the San Ignacio Miní Reduction, as well as mortars, vessels, and debris from the buildings. The museum also exhibits documentation that illustrates daily life in the mission. 

San Ignacio Ruins

Phone of the Municipality: (03752) 470130

 

“Horacio Quiroga” Municipal Museum

By the side of the Paraná river, in the jungle setting of San Ignacio, is the house where renowned Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga lived and worked. This natural environment inspired his Jungle Tales, among other works. Preserved inside the house is the original furniture, many photographs, tools, dishes, and some papers featuring his handwriting. 

Horacio Quiroga (no number), San Ignacio

(500 metres away from the Access Arc to Squadron 11 of the National Guard, in the direction of the New Port)

Phone: (0376) 4470130 (Municipality of San Ignacio)

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

 

Miguel Nadasdy Provincial Museum

This museum has two rooms dedicated to archaeology and it was founded by Miguel Angel Nadasdy, a Romanian citizen who brought some of his personal collections from Europe. Worthy of note are an incense burner of the San Ignacio Reduction, a Christ of Patience, and a replica of Michelangelo’s Moses. It features numerous pieces from the Guaraní and Jesuit-Guaraní periods. There is also religious imagery, candelabra, a Jesuit column in stone bas-relief, farming tools, enamelled ceramics, utensils, and several documents. 

Sarmiento 557, San Ignacio

Hours: Saturdays, 7 AM – 7 PM. Sundays and holidays, 9 AM – 12 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM.

 

“Rodolfo Allou” Jungle Images Museum

This museum shows the life and work of Rodolfo T. Allou, a Paraguayan self-taught artist who chose Iguazú as his place in the world and who worked the native wood restlessly. His original carvings are the starting point of a journey into the different scenes of the Misiones hills and their particular culture. 

Corner of Guatambú and Los Cedros, Puerto Libertad

Phone: (03757) 420147

 

Cooperative Museum

The Eldorado Cooperative Museum, located in the city’s downtown, teaches its visitors about social and cultural progress, telling the story of the immigrants who founded the city in 1919.

There are audiovisual presentations in the museum’s projection room, photographs, ceramics, paintings, and books, in addition to a collection of historical personal items, such as chests, passports, tools, and clothes used by people back then. 

Av. San Martín Este 1879, km 9, Eldorado (3380)

E-mail: museo@ceel.com.ar

Phone: (03751) 421963

Web: www.museoprincipal9.blogspot.com.ar

Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 9 AM – 12 PM and 5 PM – 8 PM. 

 

Museo Municipal “Horacio Quiroga”

La casa donde vivió Horacio Quiroga, el autor del "Cuentos de la Selva", actualmente es un museo que se puede visitar en la localidad de San Ignacio.

PALACIO DEL MATE

Colón 1985 - Posadas - Misiones
Tel: (0376) 4447539 / 40
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