Originally constructed in 1912 as the Tigre Club, a meeting place for the well-to-do of Buenos Aires, the restaurant, bar, and casino fell on hard times in the 1930's and remained abandoned until the 1970's. Housed in an historic building that used to be a ritzy club and casino, the building was re-purposed in 2006 as an art museum.
Today to museum houses works by great Latin American artists such as Quirós, Carlos Pellegrini, Sívori, Quinquela Martín, Berni, Soldi and Spilimbergo. It is located at the end of Victorica Avenue, a beautiful walk lined with restaurants, shops, and bars.
Museum Information and Hours
Wednesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. // Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Entry Price: 10 pesos
Tigre is home to El Museo del Mate, The Mate Museum. The museum is filled with all things associated with this national habit including advertisements for mate, artwork, kettles and flasks, old time mate sacks and spoons, bombillas (straws), and the herb itself.
Many travelers are intimidated by this very local custom, which makes the Mate Bar just outside of the museum such a find. After touring the small, five room, museum visitors can enjoy a pass of mate with their friends with a relaxing view of Tigre's waters just outside.
Entry: $10 pesos
Hours: 10a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Address: Lavalle, 289, Tigre.
Telephone: 011 2506 9594
3. Sarmiento`s Museum (Crystal Box)
Sarmiento insisted island houses be built of wood and many houses on the Delta were inspired by the architecture of his house. Over 70 years after his passing, Sarmiento's house was declared a National Historical Monument. A glass structure was built around the house to protect it from weather and time. It now houses a museum and library devoted to the man that devoted himself to Tigre.
Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30pm. // Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.