National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz

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Explore the extensive collection at National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte, one of the most important cultural institutions in Bolivia. You'll have the opportunity to view paintings, sculptures, and graphic arts from the colonial period to the last decades of the 20th century. Highlights include Gregorio Gamarra's 1620 painting of Baby Jesus, Bernardo Bitti's "Virgin and Child," and works by Rene Portocarrero and Cundo Bermudez, the only of their kind in the country. Take note of the central courtyard featuring stone arches with pebbles and braids, typical of Andean architecture. The museum's proximity to the nearby city square and cathedral makes it easy to combine visits. Use our La Paz itinerary planner to visit National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is one of those annoying museums that don't allow photos, when some of the world's greatest art museums do. It's annoying and inexplicable because you can't even buy good quality copies of the ar...  more »
  • Its was a good experience to see old paintings about different roman catholic topics. Multimedia videos explain the paintings and the catholic ideas about sin and salvation. Take pictures is not possi...  more »
  • For only BS20, this is a great pace to visit and experience historical and modern Bolivian art, as well as see a very impressive building. The galleries are well laid out, but the more modern exhibits...  more »
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  • Small with lots of religious art
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  • Newly renovated Museum with beautiful collection of works of Bolivian artists. Well worth the visit! Building of very beautiful and preserved colonial architecture. An interesting fact: the guidance comes in English, Spanish and aymara.
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