Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Vukojebinje
London, UK437 contributions
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I’d have preferred to go to the museum of the revolution (which, alas, was closed for refurbishment whilst I was in Havana) - but ended up going here instead. I’d heard less about it, but found it enjoyable. For a relatively cheap ticket, I was able to see an array of Cuban art from different eras - colonial, early 20th century, modern - which was both beautiful and a great insight into the country’s history. This place gets less hype than other tourist venues in Havana, but I’d definitely recommend a visit. It’s not particularly large, and is a good way to while away an hour or two whilst engaging with Cuban history and culture.
Written May 24, 2022
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Dona M
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Fantastic works of art covering various periods. I don’t think I’ve seen so many brilliant works of art in a long time. Admission prices are very cheap too. Just don't think you can walk off with a reasonably priced print. They cost a fortune.
Written April 2, 2022
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Holly R
Chapel Hill, NC1,058 contributions
There are two Bellas Artes Museums, and they are close but not at all next to one another. The Cuban Art is in a modern building that is next door to the Museum of the Revolution. The collection was fantastic. I knew nothing about Cuban art and was not familiar with any of these artists, but the collection was really strong and well worth spending a couple of hours looking at. We did not go to the other branch having heard that if we only had time for one of them we should choose the Cuban. I'm very glad that we did. There is a small cafe area on the ground floor if you are in need of a coffee.
Written January 2, 2020
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TravelLoverBoston
Brookline, MA168 contributions
I visited the Palacio de Bellas Artes with a group tour in December. The museum is wonderfully set up with plenty of room to walk around and sit if needed. The art itself is beyond amazing. Historical, cultural, political, and some whimsical pieces are scattered throughout. I wish I had had more time because there is a LOT to appreciate.
Written December 27, 2019
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kombizz
usa5,293 contributions
This is one of the important and famous museum in art with great collection of fine arts and many more artists.
Written November 19, 2019
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scottderrick
Mill Valley, California812 contributions
Friends
We didn't have time to see both museums, unfortunately we picked this one due to proximity. We should have picked the other branch as it is a great survey of Cuban art. This small mostly euro centric collection is out classed by the beautiful architectural gem that houses it. There are sections for different European countries but none for indigenous or regional art which is housed where we should have gone instead. Each of the sections had a pleasant but relatively unimportant and no significant pieces. Certainly skippable.
Written July 9, 2019
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MissMem
Memphis, TN1,160 contributions
Our tour group was given limited time in this amazing museum, so we only visit one floor. The displays were excellent as they mingled old and new works based on themes. The juxtaposition of these pieces were fascinating. While some sent messages of life long ago, others contemplated change and reaction in more modern times. We wished we had more time there or free time to explore the entire place.
Written July 9, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
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Sometimes one needs to explore indigenous art rather than the internationals. I was amazed at the curators depth in highlighting the leading trends in each period of 18th-21st-century that gives a complete overview of works. Its all here in magnificent colour and depth, chronologically displayed. I was taken by the pioneers of Modern Cuban Art. The other segment the international art. My pick is Joaquin Sorolla works. Amazing interior of the museum. Great for a half day or like me, 2 half days
Written May 24, 2019
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,491 contributions
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The other half of Chelsea from the Thames by Canaletto hangs in the Museo de Bellas Artes.

Both the Cuban and the International collections should be high on the list for any visitor even remotely interested in art and culture. The Cuban building excellent collection clearly shows the development of painting in the island and showcasing some of the best of Cuban Contemporary work, with regularly changing temporary exhibitions.

Arte Universal is breathtaking for the breadth of the collection and the extraordinary building which is house. A towering neo classical edifice overlooking Parque Central and the Gran Teatro de La Habana.

A combination ticket may be bought in either Bellas Artes building for 8 CUC, allowing to visit both, not necessary on the same day. You'll have to be feeling pretty energetic to take it all properly in one day. I advise dividing your visit as both collections are rich and varied and are worthy of serious study.
Written March 21, 2019
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adamgbass12
West Hollywood, CA262 contributions
Friends
The art was really fantastic. A great collection and very inexpensive to visit. It is centrally located near Old Havana.
Written February 20, 2019
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