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

(3.7/5 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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  • 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 »
  • This museum has a large collection that tells a little of the customs, history of Bolivia. Few sculptures most pictures, audios. It is not allowed to take pictures with more Brazilian way I took some. Accept student card. Easy access
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  • The building by itself is to be seen, it was installed in the Palace Diez Medina, dating from 1775 and known under the name of Casa Los Condes de Arama (House of the counts of Arana). It is a stone construction which the façade corresponds to the last period of baroque style. He is to see if you like the art and Baroque architecture. I recommend it
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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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