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Museo del Mate

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10 Mar 2017
“The best place in connection with mate”
9 Feb 2017
“Not open”
The national drink of Argentina, mate, is a brewed herb that’s traditionally sipped through a special metal straw—and in a social and communal setting. This museum in nearby Tigre plays tribute to the special role of mate in Argentinian culture—and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lavalle 289, Tigre 1648, Argentina
+54 11 4506-9594
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I haven't heard about this museum before I went to Tigre, I saw the sign only by coincidence, but I am so happy that I found this place! Although the short video at the beginning is a bit outdated, but the lady at the museum...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The signs clearly said it was open, the town information desk said it was open, but it was closed, lights off, no one there, and no sign posted as to what happened or when it would open. Luckily it is a very short walk to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Although only is Spanish, the little tour was fun and informative. You really get to see how important mate is in the culture. Entry cost is now 50 pesos.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I read bad reviews about this museum but being someone who loves to try and know nothing about mate, I wanted to gain my knowledge about mate; so I made it in my checklist as a museum I must visit. It was a great disappointment....More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This wee museum is kind of cute, but doesn't reaaaaally provide any information. There is a video which tells you the obvious (growing, harvest, distribution) but seriously, you could just do a quick google and we learnt more about it from people we had met....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Of course this is highly typical and if you happen to walk in front of it a small stop will be interesting. However you won't learn very much in this museum. The 5 rooms are basically full of mates (hundreds and hundreds, some funny ones),...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We visited this quaint museum while in Tigre on a day trip. We didn't even know of Mate before this! The museum was filled with various things relating to drinking mate. The video at the end was wonderful and gave a quick overview of how...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank tamerella
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This museum is mainly a mass display of Mate paraphernalia, which you'll see throughout Argentina. The thing that sets it it apart is a short video (10 min?) that shows the mate plant and explains how it is harvested, dried and packaged for sale. We...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Dottie H
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This neat little museum is worth the trip on the train to Tigre. It has 2000 items and the owners are very informative about this nacional past time. It has a video to watch with English subtitles. I even bought a mate cup, straw and...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Pat H
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