Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Museum offers a glimpse of colonial Cuba.
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  • Esther P
    Chicago, Illinois1,397 contributions
    Small coffee shop is very good
    I was very tired at this point in the itinerary so waited for my friends in the Museums coffee shop on the ground floor. The attendant made me an excellent capucchno. I also visited the gift shop which had a good selection of art books and art prints, as well as Videos/DVD's on Cuba and its history.
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 26, 2020
  • awwindsor
    Windsor, Canada66 contributions
    beautiful building to enjoy the ballet.
    We were walking by this building and noticed a ballet was scheduled that evening. We able to purchase 2 box seats at $30 CUC pp. Interior was stunning, orchestra was spectacular and really enjoyed the performance. You can pay for a tour to interior but if possible take in the ballet if possible.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 26, 2020
  • ALICE S
    Richmond, Canada20 contributions
    must go for arts lover
    we only visited the part of Cuba arts. most of them are works of 1930-50's. very impressed by these realistic painting which describe the life of black people in colony time. of course, and many master pieces of cubism which absolutely influenced by Picasso.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 23, 2020
  • ABL
    Los Angeles, California13 contributions
    Cubans are talented artists and storytellers!
    During our walking tour, our guide shared that Bellas Artes (across from the outdoor military museum with the planes, tanks, etc) was a must-see. We took her direction and enjoyed the cuban art, history, air conditioning, and convenient restroom. :) It's a great place to visit for an hour or so, and we although we paid to see the second building (200 CUP or $1.50 USD) that is not Cuban art, we didn't visit it. Enjoy.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2023
  • Maria S
    Canberra, Australia140 contributions
    Highly engaging collection - Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba
    The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba houses the Bellas Artes' 'Colección de Arte Cubano' that showcases Cuban art. Displayed in chronological order, the collection begins on the third floor. The collection provides a great education on the wide variety of Cuban Art. I saw work from famous Cuban artists I had never heard of and saw pieces I don't ever recall viewing in art books before. The exhibition was startling and helped me to better understand Cuba's history and its people through artistic responses to Cuba's historical circumstances. Artists work I particularly enjoyed included: Jose Angel Vincench, Roberto Diago, Victor Patricio Landaluze and Wifredo Lam. If you love art I'm sure you'll find the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba well worth a visit. Make sure you leave yourself enjoy time to view this very engaging collection!
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2020
  • Maari100
    Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
    A great place to explore Cuban art
    The impressive collection of the Cuban arts just next quarter from my hotel. It was really worthwhile to visit the museum. It seems that Cuba is full of artists. The collection is on two floors, but it was impossible to properly get acquianted with all works. On the ground level there is a cafe where you could enjoys a nice glass of local specialty guave juice.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 16, 2020
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,874 contributions
    Small and heavy on modern art
    My title sums it up really. We spent an hour here max. Not really our cup of tea, although the building itself is interesting in design. The top floor held some moderately interesting paintings about reacism and the sugar cane industry. OK for 5 CUC
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 30, 2020
  • Taffyjones052
    54 contributions
    They even take the mickey out of Castro
    This is worth the price of admission. No great International art but local & some of it very inventive & innovative. We enjoyed the section which be seemed to be taking the you know what out of fidel by placing him in adverts like the Marlborough man and apples
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 28, 2020
  • Robert E
    Fochabers, United Kingdom11 contributions
    Beautiful and comparatively safe.
    A beautiful building with fantastic works of art. It was also a welcome safe space from the constant harassment by street vendors, promoters and beggars on the amazing colourful streets of Havana. Tip, the auld wifey at the bag store of the modern art building tried to bully a "tip" from us before handing back our bag. She could swivel.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,353 contributions
    Lovely visit but be aware that there are two campuses
    There are two campuses for the Museo national de Bella Arte. The first is the Museo national de Bella Arte Cubano which focuses on cuban art and is located near the museo de la revolution. We accidentally visited the other offering - the Museo National de Bella Arte (Arte Universal) campus which is located just adjacent to the parque central. Like the name suggests this focuses on international works. I was a little disappointed as being in cuba, I wanted to see cuban art but this was totally my error. The Arte Universal was quite interesting. There was a trivial entry fee. You aren’t able to bring bags in and need to check them in at the door. It featured a range of artwork from various parts of the world with its Egyptian and Greek sections being particularly noteworthy. Overall I actually would recommend visiting both offerings.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2022
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ABL
Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
During our walking tour, our guide shared that Bellas Artes (across from the outdoor military museum with the planes, tanks, etc) was a must-see. We took her direction and enjoyed the cuban art, history, air conditioning, and convenient restroom. :)

It's a great place to visit for an hour or so, and we although we paid to see the second building (200 CUP or $1.50 USD) that is not Cuban art, we didn't visit it. Enjoy.
Written February 4, 2023
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Maria S
Canberra, Australia140 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba houses the Bellas Artes' 'Colección de Arte Cubano' that showcases Cuban art. Displayed in chronological order, the collection begins on the third floor.
The collection provides a great education on the wide variety of Cuban Art. I saw work from famous Cuban artists I had never heard of and saw pieces I don't ever recall viewing in art books before. The exhibition was startling and helped me to better understand Cuba's history and its people through artistic responses to Cuba's historical circumstances.
Artists work I particularly enjoyed included: Jose Angel Vincench, Roberto Diago, Victor Patricio Landaluze and Wifredo Lam.
If you love art I'm sure you'll find the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba well worth a visit. Make sure you leave yourself enjoy time to view this very engaging collection!
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
Feb 2020
The impressive collection of the Cuban arts just next quarter from my hotel. It was really worthwhile to visit the museum. It seems that Cuba is full of artists. The collection is on two floors, but it was impossible to properly get acquianted with all works.
On the ground level there is a cafe where you could enjoys a nice glass of local specialty guave juice.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,874 contributions
Jan 2020
My title sums it up really. We spent an hour here max. Not really our cup of tea, although the building itself is interesting in design. The top floor held some moderately interesting paintings about reacism and the sugar cane industry. OK for 5 CUC
Written January 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Taffyjones052
Vancouver, Canada54 contributions
Feb 2020
This is worth the price of admission. No great International art but local & some of it very inventive & innovative. We enjoyed the section which be seemed to be taking the you know what out of fidel by placing him in adverts like the Marlborough man and apples
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robert E
Fochabers, UK11 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A beautiful building with fantastic works of art. It was also a welcome safe space from the constant harassment by street vendors, promoters and beggars on the amazing colourful streets of Havana. Tip, the auld wifey at the bag store of the modern art building tried to bully a "tip" from us before handing back our bag. She could swivel.
Written March 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,353 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
There are two campuses for the Museo national de Bella Arte. The first is the Museo national de Bella Arte Cubano which focuses on cuban art and is located near the museo de la revolution. We accidentally visited the other offering - the Museo National de Bella Arte (Arte Universal) campus which is located just adjacent to the parque central. Like the name suggests this focuses on international works. I was a little disappointed as being in cuba, I wanted to see cuban art but this was totally my error.

The Arte Universal was quite interesting. There was a trivial entry fee. You aren’t able to bring bags in and need to check them in at the door. It featured a range of artwork from various parts of the world with its Egyptian and Greek sections being particularly noteworthy.

Overall I actually would recommend visiting both offerings.
Written September 2, 2022
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kendocubano
Eastern Virginia90 contributions
Feb 2023
Most of the photographs show the Museum of international art. My review specifically refers to the museum of Cuban art. It is right across the street from the museum of the revolution and it is an extraordinary collection of Cuban art from the colonial era to the contemporary era. I especially want to draw your attention to the extensive and well curated collection of the art of Wilfredo Lam. He was Cuba’s great modern artist, who studied in Paris, and infused modernism with his own unique interpretation of Afro-Caribbean imagery, and symbolism. If you have any interest in modern art at all, the Lam collection justifies to visit in itself. In addition, however, the museum has an outstanding collection of the artists of the 1980s, a particularly productive and interesting period of Cuban art. The building itself is lovely, an excellent example of Soviet era, modern architecture.
Written February 20, 2023
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Alicia P
Marbella, Spain10 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
There are two national art museums in Cuba. This review is about the museum only containing cuban art. There is a lot of great art, mostly modern art but very interesting and different to modern art we’e seen before. Quite a few different expositions too which were quite varied. Unfortunately some of the exhibitions were closed during our visit and the signage wasn’t all that clear so it was easy to miss things or to not know what exhibition room you were in. Still really enjoyed and good value for money, would recommend going. Entry was about 120 pesos. There is also a basic cafe in the museum
Written June 8, 2023
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Johanna
Reykjavik, Iceland11 contributions
Jan 2023
Visiting the art museum was very much worth it. Filled with beautiful and interesting artwork from several eras in Cuban history. Whether you're an art lover or not, this is worth well worth it. Walking through the museum does not take very long.
Written February 8, 2023
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