The National Direction of Migration in Argentina Republic offers you the material available at the Immigration Museum Hotel and invites you to join as an active participant of it. Discover and admire how your ancestors arrived here and how were their first steps in our country.


The project to create a museum of immigration recognized as precursors to communities that, since the early 70's until today, persisted in this initiative, driving or accompanying process that to this end were conducted by the National Direction of Migration.

In 1983, due to the efforts that together with the communities were conducting by National Direction of Migration, the Home Ministry issued Resolution 320/83 by which entrusted to the Direction, to conduct a study about the feasibility of creating a Museum to revive the circumstances of the historical fact of immigration in Argentina. Unsuccessful negotiations to get the donation of a building to set the museum, the National Direction of Migration began relevant studies to set up the "Museum, Archives and Library of Immigration" in the sector of the Immigrants Hotel’s building.

On August 20th, 1985 as part of the process of the National Direction of Migration, the Home Ministry issued Resolution 879/85 by which it established in the National Direction of Migration’s jurisdiction, the MUSEUM, ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY OF IMMIGRATION. Five years later, at the initiative of communities joined various sectors, and on November 19, 1990th, by Order No. 2402, the Executive Branch declared National Historic Monument to the whole ex-Immigrants Hotel.

In 1990, during the administration of President Carlos Saul Menem, by Order No. 2402, the Hotel and Landing buildings were declared a National Historic Monument.

In 1997 the Home Ministry created the program "Immigrant Museum Complex" with functional dependence of the National Direction of Migration. It was used as seat the entire Immigrant Hotel’s building and its surroundings, in the National Direction of Migration’s jurisdiction.


Exceptional for its beauty and location, the old Immigrants Hotel has a façade of restrained lines and simple ornamentation.

Its structure is of reinforced concrete, with a system of beams, slabs and columns of even pace. It is interesting to note that this is one of the first works in our country where concrete was used as a structural system.

This resulted in large halls free of structure in all the floors, and bright open spaces that can accommodate thousands of people comfortably.

Located along the river, the building forms a rectangle of 100 feet long by 26 wide, which is organized with a great interior street, longitudinal, generated by a double row of columns, into which turn all spaces, except center, where circulation is opened to form the large dining room on the ground floor, meeting and recreation areas on the upper floors. At the ends it has four broad marble stairs that communicate all levels vertically.

The façade shows harmoniously this interior layout by changing ornamentation at the ends and center, emphasizing the importance of the central access by turning the upper crown.
On the ground floor are located which was the dining room with the kitchen and auxiliary services. On the upper floors four bedrooms per floor, designed to accommodate two hundred fifty people each. A double row of windows, spread outwards and the longitudinal movement, light and airy these spaces. The bathrooms outside the building expose a view of the time.

Recycling and value of the building will take into account the National Historic Museum status of the property (Order No. 2902/90) that fitting it inside the 12,665 law, which requires that any work of intervention or enhancement were considerate by the National Commission of Museums, Monuments and Historic Places, and is subject to rules of protection to which the National Government is obliged in terms of the Law, in order to preserve and maintain the monument.

Guided visits to educational institutions begin on March 4, 2014 Tuesday to Friday in times of 10:00 and 14:00 hr.

You need to apply in advance for a Guide Tour, trough the form on the Contact Us section or by telephone, pointing out Name of the Institution, Course Level and Number of Attendees.

- General Information on the Museum:
Coordinator of the Immigration Museum: Mr. Sergio Sampedro, archt.
Office Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9: 00 to 16: 00 hr
Museum Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sundays from 12:00 to 20:00 hours
Holidays: Closed
Phone: (011) 43 17 02 85 – Secretary
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