Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena, Cartagena

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Small and intimate, Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena boasts a collection of Colombian and South American art that reflects the continent's melting pot of cultures. The museum occupies two spaces: a 17th-century colonial building with walls of red brick and mortar, and a 19th-century warehouse where the Central Bank kept bags of salt. The museum has been operating since 1979, when its collection was initiated by a grant from the Organization of American States (founded 30 years earlier in Bogota). Walk through the rustic halls and see large-scale paintings of vivid coloring, bronze heads and figures, and modern metal sculptures. Rent an audio guide to learn more about the exhibited works. Take a rest on the square in front of the museum among life-size sculptural groups depicting genre scenes. Take a look at our Cartagena tour itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were family, we do not delay much but e sinteresante, good works but not many. It is located in the square of San Pedro
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  • we saw a couple of nice exhibits and enjoyed the building as well. Can't say it is a must see but it is a nice to see.  more »
  • Be careful with the opening hours! We had planned the visit for the last day. Because it should be opened up to 19 h. Were on Friday to 17 h there and it was closed. What is different at the building's have not noted unfortunately me. FB entry is also not up to date.
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  • Good modern art. Actually a very nice collection in a unique setting!
  • A little expensivr. Nice exposition
  • Some very wonderful modern art. No ac but worth the suffering.
  • The best piece in exhibition, paradoxically, is the article by Gabriel García Márquez at the entrance of the museum!
  • Small gallery in a beautiful old colonial building. Make sure to download the audio app to talk you round the exhibits.

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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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