Touring the Arruabarrena Palace Regional Museum

A quick view of our rooms, our history and our culture.

By Museo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Arruabarrena Palace Front (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The construction of the building began in 1916 and ended in 1920, its eclectic architectural style stands out for its strong influence of French academic art that includes the representation of mythological beings, natural objects and the use of columns and arches. 

Exterior Arruabarrena Palace Museum (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The orientation stands out, the central area is at 45 degrees with respect to the eighth, and the main door is oriented in a straight line with the diagonal of Plaza Urquiza. It has a marked symmetry both in the building and in the gardens, on the outside it has two fountains 

Internal room. Arruabarrena room (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Arruabarrena Room

The Arruabarrena Room seeks to rescue the original owners who built this mansion that we know as the "Palacio Arrubarrena" 

The building was built in 1920, under the direction of the architect Gabriel Dulin, it is a 4-storey building, totaling approximately 1200 m2 covered.

Internal room. Arruabarrena room. Photo 2 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

This room originally fulfilled the function of music room, and in it we can see a series of photographs of the Arruabarrena Family, as well as the only thing that remains of the original furniture of the house.

Arruabarrena family by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The main activity of the family was livestock, and they had their ranches in the north of the province, in the area of ​​what is now San Jaime de la Frontera, they chose Concordia to settle because it had a port to be able to extract the production.

Internal room. Arruabarrena room. Photo 5 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Arruabarrena room. Photo 4 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Arruabarrena room. Photo 6 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Arruabarrena room. Photo 7 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Room n° 02. (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Ramirian Room

In this sector we find an oil portrait of Col. Manuel Martínez, last promotion in his military career. Identifying flag of the division under his command. As well as parts of his uniform and saber.

Room n° 02. Photo 6 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Room n° 02. Photo 7 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Photography by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

In the central area of ​​the room we will find weapons and elements from the original peoples that inhabited our region such as Guaraní and Charrúa bows, spears, boleadoras, arrows. These elements were made using very rudimentary tools such as stone, bone.

Room n° 02. Firearms (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Here we find several firearms, among which a Mausser rifle, made in Brazil, stands out. Some Firearms corresponding to the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. As well as an antler that was used to store gunpowder.

Room n° 02. Photo 9 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

We will find a sample of objects such as stirrups, spearhead bayonets, caramañola, etc. used by soldiers and gauchos corresponding to the eighteenth century.

Room n° 02. Photo 10 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Room n° 02. Photo 8 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Gold room. Photo 2 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The Golden Room

Room restored in 1993, where you can see its ornamentation (moldings) in gold. It used to be the office of Juan Bautista Arruabarrena.Solía ser la oficina de Juan Bautista Arruabarrena. 

Internal room. Gold room. Photo 3 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Lady suit, two pieces. Year 1883

Internal room. Gold room. (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Photography (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Fashion at the Palace

Wedding dress with long sleeves and train made of natural silk from the mid-20th century.

Photography (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Embroidered Tulle Black Dress, sleeveless, with stones and sequins, it is a party dress, very fashionable in the so-called "crazy years" that is, the 1920-1930 decade.

Photography (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Collection of Hats from the early 20th century, it should be noted that until the 1930s, it was compulsory for ladies to wear hats in public places, a custom that still persists in some European courts. They vary in their shape and style according to use.

Internal room. Zorraquin room. Photo 3 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Zorraquin Room

This Bedroom Set belonged to the first Mayor Elect of the city of Concordia Don Federico Zorraquín. It is a two-tone wooden bed from the year 1873. Dr. Federico Zorraquín was mayor in the period between 1873-1877.

Photography (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

He is remembered as the first "Municipal President" since previously (before establishing the regime of municipalities in the province, the mayors/political chiefs were directly appointed by the Governor of the province).

Internal room. Zorraquin room. Photo 2 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Among the exhibited objects we highlight a set of English-made porcelain Pitcher and Soap Dish, from the year 1830, brand Duckson Wilcconstill Lonley. Also several suitcases from the end of the 18th century, mostly made of wood and/or pressed cardboard.

Internal room. Zorraquin room. Photo 5 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

As part of this set, two medicine cabinets in which bedding and accessories such as brushes, combs, etc. were usually kept at that time. In the lower part it was used to store shoes. It is worth highlighting the stained glass of the doors that is made of bronze.

Internal room. Zorraquin room. Photo 6 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Among the exhibited objects we highlight a set of English-made porcelain Pitcher and Soap Dish, from the year 1830, brand Duckson Wilcconstill Lonley.

Internal room. Photography room. (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The Photo Room

Photographic images of our city; its squares, personalities and historic businesses.

Internal room. Photography room. Photo 2 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Photography room. Photo 3 (2021) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Photography room. Photo 6 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Internal room. Photography room. Photo 4 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

Collection of photographic cameras.

Among which can be found; Ricoh 500G 35mm Tokyo, Japan 1936; Pentacon Pentona 35mm Germany, 1963; Kodak Brownie SLR United States, 1940/1942; Ricoh Singlex II Japan, 1970; Agfa Billy Record Germany, 1932/1942

Internal room. Photography room. Photo 5 (2022) by Collection of Arruabarrena Palace Regional MuseumMuseo Regional "Palacio Arruabarrena"

The Daguerreotype

It was very popular in the early years of photography. The finished work is a positive image, printed on a highly polished silver-coated plate. Year of invention: 1839. Inventors: Nicéphore Niepce and Louis J. M. Daguerre.

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