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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
2408600
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Religious art through the centuries

We were expecting a broad range of art. Whilst this was not untrue, the majority of the art work on... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
DatLoongJourney
A very enjoyable hour

Some beautiful paintings, sculptures and watercolours. Large, easy-to-read signs of title and... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Apr 24, 2018
“Religious art through the centuries”
Feb 26, 2018
“A very enjoyable hour”
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Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
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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.

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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.

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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 👌

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed January 7, 2017

There were great written and visual explanations (in Spanish) of the historical stages/influences of South American art, but I would have liked to see more variety than what ended up being 90% religious icon paintings.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Patience finally paid off as the National Museum of Art opened its doors after a lengthy renovation. This is a good museum, which you will enjoy more if you take a tour. I went because I was determined to see the sculpture of 20c Bolivian...More

1  Thank Robert C
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