Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago
(3.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Appreciate exquisite paintings in a spectacular setting at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the oldest institution of its kind in South America. Established in 1880, the museum moved to its current location, the Palace of Fine Arts, in 1910. Admire the ornate architecture of the colonial-style building as you move through the collection, which houses pieces by renowned Chilean artists like Luis Vargas Rosas and Roberto Matta. You might expect more pieces to fill the large building, which can seem somewhat empty. Despite this, the free museum undoubtedly warrants a visit. Plan your visit to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santiago family vacation planner.
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  • it becomes interesting for being in the city centre, near other tourist points. I'd be a little frustrated if I had to move to a point long to find him. The interesting thing is that it connects to another Museum where you have a nice coffee and contemporary works. Expect more pieces in the Museum collection really well limited.
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  • The Museum of fine arts have free access, but too little is there to charge admission. There was an "exhibition" of Le Corbusier with an explanation about its architectural proportions, some drafts. Not even pictures of their thousands of works around the world. Moreover, plaster replicas of existing sculptures in other museums and some facilities of modern art. Very little, so the visit was quick. Owed ...
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  • This was a pleasant surprise. The building is enjoyable and offers a glimpse into the past of Santiago. The show were interesting and the music concert was a lovely surprise.