National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz
(3.7/5 based on 55 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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  • Today I went to visit this Museum, which how nearly all museums here are the most beautiful structures that host them and the Interior, though as with two euro visits if you have nothing to do go there
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  • The Museum of art (which is near the plaza Murillo) has a nice collection of artistic works of importance and local influences
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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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  • 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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