Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago

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#3 of 11 in Neighborhoods in Chile
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. Use our Santiago driving holiday planner to visit Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on your trip to Santiago, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Worth the visit!! The forest park where it is located is very good, yields good pictures. The Museum collection has beautiful works and architecture is beautiful. In addition to all admission is free
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  • October 6, 2017
    pleasant experience after a hearty lunch of day Sunday at sarita colonia calle Loreto. the Museum is very well maintained, and its contemporary art galleries are perfectly complemented by the traditional.
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  • October 5, 2017
    A beautiful building in a prime location, across a square with beautiful works of art and engineering. We did not visit our internal programming allowed.
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