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. 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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  • This museum is spectacular and not to be missed for lovers of museums and the culture of the place. Their works of art are not to be missed. Membership is free, another reason to not miss it. Safety pin! Regalame your vote
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  • The museum itself is interesting, but it doesn’t have a lot. The beautiful building itself is more interesting. Stroll around and look up. The wrought iron work is very lovely, 19th century I believe....  more »
  • The Museum has a restricted collection, but the building itself is worth a visit. Because it's free, it's worth a visit if you are around.
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