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

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte and other La Paz attractions using our handy La Paz travel itinerary planner.
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  • One of the 3 best museums of the city, along with the Tiwanaku Archeological Museum and the Museum of Ethnography and folklore. The collection of paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries is fantastic. Another highlight is for sacred art room in which there is a stunning golden Baroque altarpiece. Breathtaking. The Museum building itself, a colonial Manor House, it's a SideShow. A must visit!
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  • Patience finally paid off as the National Museum of Art opened its doors after a lengthy renovation. This is a good museum, which you will enjoy more if you take a tour. I went because I was determine...  read more »
  • The Museum was recently renovated, is beautiful with many stories to tell when, mummies, paintings, metalwork, etc not to be missed.
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  • The building of the Museum with the small courtyard and the fountain is beautiful. Mary / Virgin representations are about half of the exhibits. I could start not so much. More interesting, I found the exhibits on the first floor. Overall, seems somewhat fragmented with the exhibition and arbitrary. The entrance fee is 20 BS for foreigners. On Thursday morning, when I visited the Museum, it was practically empty. If you want from the Museum out, not quite in the go down the Court, but only a staircase and then through the wooden door. This is not very clearly stated.
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  • Excellent museum.
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  • What has the Museum about bolivia
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  • Nice place
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