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. 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 building itself is really amazing with its carved stone columns and alabaster fountain in the court yard. The museum has a wonderful collection of viceregal art, as well as some examples of pre-co...  more »
  • This was a bit disappointing place. No information in english, the videos shown where in spanish as well, poor representation of pre-hispanic art, two rooms of modern bolivian art. If you're into reli...  more »
  • 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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  • National Museum of Art
  • Small with lots of religious art
  • Nice place
  • 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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  • A very nice place
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