The Tiger Club opened as a social club for the Buenos Aires elite in 1912 — a stunning example of French neoclassical architecture from the Belle Epoch. Today the ornate building on the banks of the Luján River in Tigre houses the Tigre Art Museum (Museo de Arte Tigre) and its collection of Argentine paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Artists like Castagnino, Soldi, Quirós and Quinquela Martín are represented, as well as works by lesser known local artists depicting life along the river delta. While the art is certainly interesting, particularly for those knowledgeable about Argentine painting, the exquisitely restored building is worth the trip to Tigre in its own right.
Surrounded by a park and sculpture garden, the palatial building is filled with stained-glass, marble staircases, gilt-inlaid columns, red oak floors, bronze chandeliers and soaring ceilings.
The Tigre Art Museum is accessible by walking along Paseo Victorica.