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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  • A site well tidy, neat and with excellent service... make the visit to this museum almost mandatory as paintings are preserved from the last century from the baroque to modern sculptures. The temporary exhibitions are interesting and refreshing.
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  • The entrance fee was not much in compared to the spectacle. If you do not have anything that would exclude the time.
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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 »
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  • Small with lots of religious art
  • Nice place
  • The collection is very good. They have samples to pre-Colombian art. Visits guided/mediated are very entertaining and interesting. The same building in which it is located is fabulous! And it is constantly growing.
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  • Excellent! He showed us the Museum Guide from there for free, admission is 20 bolivianos and they really are an investment. Visit the place gives you a great approach to the Bolivian culture.
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