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. Put Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo online vacation builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you like art, I recommend you visit this Museum, which you could go to detail even in hours.
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  • I'm not going to debate about whether the contemporary works exhibited there are nice or not-is at the discretion of each visitor. The Museum houses paintings of enormous historical value for ... people from Uruguay and, for this reason alone is worth the visit. The Japanese garden behind the Museum is so full of rules and prohibitions that inhibits the visit. The building is a little unkempt but this fact is largely offset by the friendliness and courtesy of the staff who care for the Museum, always ready to give an explanation of the works or on the building.
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  • A very nice museum that is quite easy to navigate. Not an overwhelming museum with a lot of exhibits. Also, great Japanese garden out back of museum. Easy to reach museum on a local ómnibus available ...  more »

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