Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo

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Explore the history of Uruguayan art and design at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. Built as a villa in 1870, the main building passed into state hands in the 1920s, opening as a museum in 1930. Artworks displayed here show the development of style, form, and subject matter in the works of artists like Juan Manuel Blanes, Rafael Barradas, and Pedro Figari. The museum grounds include neatly sculpted gardens, water features, and ancient trees, linked by sign-posted routes. Use our Montevideo family vacation planner to add Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and other attractions to your Montevideo vacation plans.
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  • The master Blanes; the "patriotic painter" as it is known; they are large-format, but with excellent brushwork and realistic paintings. Very little to add. You should go see it. Must-see in Montevideo!
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  • This old mansion that houses the Museum of fine arts is far from the center of the city. Pretty good, is preserved above all its oak floors. On the outside, it has a small Japanese garden, designed by a Japanese landscape, which is worth visiting. There are several works of Figari and Cuneo, recognized artists local as well as large paintings, almost murals, that account for the landing of the 33 Orientals.
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  • Wouldn't go again, careless place. Very few works to see and too far. Don't visit
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