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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

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Amazing building, nice exposition, good explanation of history

very nice museum, needs time to visit. Good explanations of history and cultural context. Very nice... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
194sibyllek
Nice museum

Right by Plaza Murillo. Lots of old religious paintings, and some contemporary special exhibits... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
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Nov 4, 2018
“Amazing building, nice exposition, good explanation of history”
Oct 27, 2018
“Nice museum”
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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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Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

very nice museum, needs time to visit. Good explanations of history and cultural context. Very nice building, well restored. A pity, that there is no modern art section. Would have loved that.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 194sibyllek
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Right by Plaza Murillo. Lots of old religious paintings, and some contemporary special exhibits that were nice. If you like religious art is definitely worth the time and the walk up the hill

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

We were expecting a broad range of art. Whilst this was not untrue, the majority of the art work on display had a deeply religious slant. It was almost like a chronology of religious art through each of century. Follow my #30somethinggapyear on Instagram @DatLoongJourney.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Some beautiful paintings, sculptures and watercolours. Large, easy-to-read signs of title and artist. Reasonable 20 BOB ($4 Cdn) admission for foreigners.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank paul m
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Today was a great day when we was walking in this museum 👫🕍, It was a experiance very good 😃, I hope to come back one day with my girlfriend @Mishell 😍, It was one aventure more of us life 👌

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Omar C
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is one of those annoying museums that don't allow photos, when some of the world's greatest art museums do. It's annoying and inexplicable because you can't even buy good quality copies of the art works. We did enjoy learning about the linkages between Spanish...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Its was a good experience to see old paintings about different roman catholic topics. Multimedia videos explain the paintings and the catholic ideas about sin and salvation. Take pictures is not possible in this museum. The only problem with the bolivian museums is they dont...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

For only BS20, this is a great pace to visit and experience historical and modern Bolivian art, as well as see a very impressive building. The galleries are well laid out, but the more modern exhibits are a bit baffling. The central courtyard is very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

The building itself is really amazing with its carved stone columns and alabaster fountain in the court yard. The museum has a wonderful collection of viceregal art, as well as some examples of pre-columbian artifacts and modern Bolivian art. This is a museum for those...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Joakim B
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This was a bit disappointing place. No information in english, the videos shown where in spanish as well, poor representation of pre-hispanic art, two rooms of modern bolivian art. If you're into religious art, this is the place for you. No photos allowed.

Date of experience: April 2017
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