Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago

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#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Chile
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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  • The building in itself is impressive, and the marbles downstairs are fascinating, but the real deal is upstairs in the exhibits of the natural good, individual good and community good. A history is tr...  more »
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  • The architecture of the building is interesting, the relatively small permanent collection, but access was free and very quiet visit (we were on a Saturday morning).
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Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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