Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Holly R
Chapel Hill, NC1,058 contributions
Cuban Art is a Must
Dec 2019
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
Boston, MA167 contributions
Amazing museum and art!
Dec 2019
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
usa4,831 contributions
Must see
Dec 2018
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
Stunning Building, mediocre collection
Jun 2019 • 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
Art With A Message
Jun 2019
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
For lovers of Modern and Naive paintings this is heaven
Dec 2018 • Solo
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, CA8,351 contributions
A MUST See
Mar 2019 • Solo
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, CA238 contributions
A must see for any Havana visitor
Feb 2019 • 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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Yogi Zaca
11 contributions
History still unfolding
Jan 2019 • Friends
All I will say is this: I've been to most of the major art museums in Europe and some in the US. I have never had and experience where I felt as emotionally moved by what I saw as I did in this museum. Cuba's history is still unfolding, and to be here at a time where when it's still in the early stages of opening up to the outside world is pretty amazing. We saw an exhibit of works that were clearly critical of the 1959 revolution and the government, yet it was allowed to be on display. Perhaps the government is loosening it's grip bit by tiny bit. Or maybe it will go the other way. It's hard to know. And that's what made my visit so thought and emotion provoking. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Written January 31, 2019
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marakaj
Barbados68 contributions
Lovely collection
Oct 2018 • Solo
There is a wonderful collection of art in this museum.( well both of them , the international and Cuban art buildings). Suggestion is that you take the day to visit and truly enjoy them both.
Written October 29, 2018
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