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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  • I visited when I was an exhibition about the dancers of the desert, very beautiful, typical costumes of dances of the Northern Andean region, morenada, tinku, caporales, I loved it.
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  • I think it's worth the visit. Does not have a giant collection, but has interesting exhibitions. It is somewhat comparable to the MASP. Very easy access from the Metro station of the same name.
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  • Exposure on three floors, very interesting part of contemporary art where I could meet Chilean artists truly remarkable! Beautiful furnishings
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