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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  • August 13, 2017
    For only BS20, this is a great pace to visit and experience historical and modern Bolivian art, as well as see a very impressive building. The galleries are well laid out, but the more modern exhibits...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    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 »
  • May 27, 2017
    As always tourism one looks for alternatives to just stroll, this museum is well managed and the offer is very complete! Recommended!
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  • April 21, 2017
    National Museum of Art
  • December 19, 2016
    Small with lots of religious art
  • July 20, 2016
    Nice place
  • March 2, 2017
    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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  • June 9, 2017
    A very nice place
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