Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago

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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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  • The biulding is fabulous, all the explendore of old colonial time inspired by the most significant french architeture !!!! But... unfortunatelly it is visible that they have no money or means to care ...  more »
  • The MNBA of SCL is an opulent architectural building and French classic. It good that has the MNBA is that to difference of them large museums monumental as the MET or the Louvre selects certain works and pieces of art to show you to them visitors with determined criteria. The visit is can make in an hour, something unthinkable for them large museums European. It is worth, the entrance is free and has a very good Shop.
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  • Such a beautiful classic French inspired building in the hub of things, but oh dear, the management either have limited funding or little perspective. The permanent exhibition is far from a reflection...  more »