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

(3.8/5 based on 60+ 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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  • The Super tour for adults and children, I took my 4 year old son and he loved it especially the part of the ground floor (planets) and the ala donates dinosaurs, you pass at least 4 hours in there and has 5 floors with lifts, snack bar, shops with a bit of everything, toilets, etc. Huge, several famous movies were written to her, a place unique and amazing. Some parts children can touch type fossil dinosaurs, birds, etc. ... and amazing and beautiful. Nearby on the West side of Central Park.
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  • A permanent exhibition of scale that is ideal in art. Spain colonial period, independence period, divided into the enjoys significantly into the modern era, the colonial period Sincretismo (cultural fusion) appears most religious painter, and independence during the history of Bolivia with the independent figure. The last part is an important modern artists from Bolivia's work would be appreciated, I briefly got to experience about Bolivia art. However, given the contemporary works as a whole, rather than colonial religion shoes high rate of work. If you have an interest in modern and contemporary art to an end. * Permanent exhibition admission is 20.
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  • There were great written and visual explanations (in Spanish) of the historical stages/influences of South American art, but I would have liked to see more variety than what ended up being 90% religio...  more »
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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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  • If La Paz tours don't visit this place where art is exposed to a few steps from the plaza Murillo
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  • Excellent tour of the evolution of art in the country from the prehistoric to the contemporary
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  • A beautiful Museum with a domestic course of time fell on the floor
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