Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

(3.1/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
The Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a museum of fine arts located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). Its headquarters are located in the rear of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.The museum dates back to 1840, when the city agreed to make some boxes to preserve flags from the Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) against Admiral Horatio Nelson. The building is of a classical style and was established in early 1929 by the architect Eladio Laredo. The exterior is decorated with ten different busts of the illustrious of Tenerife.The museum has fourteen rooms that have a background as a repository of works from the Prado Museum in Madrid. The museum houses an art collection ranging from sixteenth-century Flemish to twentieth-century paintings, as well as a sample of sculptures and crafts. The "Tríptico de Nava y Grimón" by the Flemish painter Pieter Coecke is one of the most notable parts of the collection. Other noteworthy works are those by Canarian painter Juan de Miranda, Afonso Gaspar de Quevedo, Jose Rivera and Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana, among others.
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TripAdvisor
  • Only misses out on five stars as the top floor was closed, but the art we did see was astonishingly good, and although small there was plenty to see there. A real hidden gem of Santa Cruz.  more »
  • I was recommended this place as a good place to see local art. Unfortunately, the top floor was closed when I visited, and this was where the stuff I wanted to see was mostly displayed. However, there...  more »
  • Undergoing refurbishment when we had were there which was a shame because it looks a nice place. Would like to go back and see it in its full glory.  more »
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  • Interesting art museum in Santa Cruz, a good place to pass half an hour after lunch
  • Not bad. You should visit it.
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  • It is a small, comfortable Museum, and free, where although not too many, it can find some works that will delight any historian of art, or the public in general.
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  • Small, but good to visit
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  • It is small, but worth visiting it.
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