Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago

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Neighborhood Art Museum
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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  • We love to visit fine arts museums wherever we go. Santiago Museo National de Bellas Artes was truly disappointing. The collections were scarce and we judged the quality very poor. In addition, the mu...  more »
  • Architecture lovely. Touring galleries not the complete art museum experience for anyone who doesn't speak Spanish. Text describing exhibits, history of paintings etc all in Spanish. There are no mult...  more »
  • This is a free museum in a French Baroque building built for the 100 year centennial of Chile. The exhibition was political about violence. The space is classical and deserves a visit.  more »