Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo

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Acquaint yourself with the works of local Uruguayan artists at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Since its inauguration in 1911, the museum has hosted vast permanent collections of famous Uruguayan artists' work, as well as numerous temporary foreign exhibits. View more than 6,000 pieces by Uruguayan painters, among them Rafael Barradas, Pedro Figari, and Jose Cuneo. In addition, you'll see a selection of artworks by Picasso, Rodin, Klee, and other international artists. Admire the paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches, and rest in the peaceful garden area. Use our Montevideo trip itinerary builder to visit Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales on your trip to Montevideo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Its free to start with. Easy to find. Absolutely beautiful artwork. It takes about an hour to 1.5 hrs to complete. Uruguay got very good artists.  more »
  • It is small, but it contains paintings of the most important Uruguayan artists, some of them are famous all over the world  more »
  • Visited this museum last time I was in MVD and was excited to return on a recent trip. The museum is spacious and exhibits are well laid out . Information is in Spanish but that doesn't hinder appreci...  more »
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  • Really nice exposition of uruguayan arts. The place offers good info about each piece of art. Constantly changing and introducing new artists.
  • Free entrance, nice space and exposition. Calm place but not cafe or bar to sit.
  • Surprisingly well organised and top notch VA museum in Montevideo. It has character! Worth visiting!
  • It's a small one but packs a lot of nice art. Make sure to visit the Juan Manuel Blanes section.
  • Excellent to discover the excellent uruguayan artistic scene. Really sorthwhe for art amators.