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Visit the Automobile Museum in Campana

If there is a place where definitely must have an Automobile Museum is in the cradle of the first Argentine car, in Campana. In the Automobile Museum in Campana, located in the Boulevard Dellepiane 537, you can learn an important cultural heritage of Argentina.

The “Manuel Iglesias” Museum pays tribute to the constructor of the first automobile manufactured by hand in Argentina. This car was built by the Spanish Manuel Iglesias between 1903 and 1907 and it is located here. The car is more commonly known as the “Kill dogs” and it is the jewel of the Museum. It was the first Argentine automobile in the street. The story says that it was the first machine that made noise at the time the horses began to scare while dogs were biting wood wheels. Manuel Iglesias while working on the railway built the first Argentine car that had the mechanics of any vehicle: engine, gearbox, transmission, four wheel and steering wheel with seat. It went out for the first time on November 20, 1907 between 12 and 18 km / h.

The Automobile Museum in Campana can be visited for free and there you will discover a collection of antique cars of American and European origin, since the 1920s, collection formed by the contribution of local collectors. Also there are old trucks, a red izeta, a jeep willys, a justicialist car, motorcycles, photo murals and old engines. In each vehicle you will discover its history.

Useful information about Automobile Museum in Campana

  • Address: Boulevar Dellepiane 537 (ex Lavalle). Campana. Buenos Aires Province.
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am  to 1 and 2 to 7 pm.
  • The entrance is free.
  • Telephone: 432783

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