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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

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Address: Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
Phone Number: 2408600
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Inside this 1775 colonial-style building is an outstanding collection of...

Inside this 1775 colonial-style building is an outstanding collection of famous Bolivian colonial artwork as well as some modern art.

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The National Museum of Art is the best example of historical exposition in Bolivia. The cultural collection conduct the visitor during various centuries of the history the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Monza, Italy
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Monza, Italy
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The National Museum of Art is the best example of historical exposition in Bolivia. The cultural collection conduct the visitor during various centuries of the history the Country, with its contradictions and peculiarities. Really exciting!

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Estados Unidos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is the third time I have been to La Paz (over the past ten years) and this is the third time I have tried to visit this museum during its normal (stated) opening days and hours. And this is the third time I was told -- upon arrival -- that "the museum will not be open today because of... More 

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Brugge, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

You can buy a ticket to visit 3 museas in La Paz: San Fransico monastery, Museo de Etnografia y Folklore and Museo Nacional de Arte. Do not buy such a ticket, because the Museo Nacional de Arte is closed for the moment, due to big renovationworks!!

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I was so pleasantly surprised by the collection here. It was lovely. Glad I took the time (don't need more than 1.5-2 hours) to visit this museum just steps from the main square and cathedral.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The museum is small but delightful. Most of the art is a mix of Bolivia’s history, coca culture and their recent indigenous revolution. Just outside the museum there are plenty of vendors that sell food, souvenirs and a variety of merchandise (electronics, clothes, etc). There is a small entrance fee but there are days when it is free, usually weekends.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I hoped that this would be a bit more varied but really almost all of the art is oil paintings with a religious theme and not my cup of tea at all.

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

An excellent museum, very well presented work from Bolivia's history. Some stunning religious paintings - quite different to anything we have seen before. A good selection of more modern work especially the sculptor Marina Nunez del Prado.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This was a hidden gem. Close to Plaza Murillo, the courtyard is awesome. Photograghs and sculptures were my favorites. Nice little shop too.

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Not special but some interesting odds and ends (the military angel paintings for instance) nice cafe.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This museum is the place to visit if you want to take in the history of Bolivian painting all in one place. Collections are well organized and documented, and museum staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Also, it is housed in one of the most beautiful old mansions of La Paz, lovingly preserved and quiet, though it sits just a few... More 

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