Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), Quebec City

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At Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), survey a vast collection of art from notable Quebec artists. Founded in 1933, the museum spreads across three buildings--one of them a repurposed prison--and boasts more than 25,000 pieces, ranging from the 18th century to modern times. Wander the spacious pavilions and admire permanent and temporary exhibits of local art, from the French colonial era to the famous 20th-century Quebecois painters. Take a break in the cafe, or relax and enjoy the scenic park view from the restaurant. By using our Quebec City online attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • Our family of four really enjoyed the visit to this wonderful museum of Quebec Art. The history of early Quebec was represented in the paintings, which was educational for us from the US. We especiall...  more »
  • Very nice Musee for art lovers. Well worth the time to visit and plan on being there for several hours. Before we started our tour we ate a light lunch in the coffee shop. Sandwiches were tasty and st...  more »
  • The Museum is beautiful, well located. The exhibits are very interesting, in connection with current facts. A really interesting discovery for me that at the outset does not often appreciate museums.
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  • So cool - so much to see. Nice way to spend the day. Wont post pics becayse you need to check out the art in person. But had a nice soup at lunch and saw interesting exhibits in a lovely setting. You can check your coats/bags.
  • It's a great place to hang out with. And to get inspired. But of course we cannot compare it with the other big museums from Europe. But it does have a good collection. The environment is perfect. And the place has quite a bit of historical significance. You also get a good look at the Saint Lawrence River.
  • We decided to walk to the museum from Chateau Fairmont. I always like walking in cities I’m not familiar with - it gives you a better sense of the city and all it has to offer. We came when the museum opened which was good as it got busier as the day went by. This museum has so much to see - so many rooms filled with beautiful paintings and sculptures. We ended the tour with a trip to the gift shop which was filled with lots of local hand-crafted gifts and a visit to the cute restaurant for a little drink.
  • Amazing art on offer, including a curated Inuit art collection. A well stocked boutique that has great gift options on offer. The ticket works like a day pass, enabling you to go out for lunch and be back later. It is open into the night on Wednesdays.
  • The exposition in this museum are amazing. The building architecture is very modern. I recommend to visit this great place.
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