Museo de Bellas Artes

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas: Address, Phone Number, Museo de Bellas Artes Reviews: 4/5

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One building houses two institutions: the National Art Gallery, with a large collection of Venezuelan art, and a museum, with art from around the world. The top floor terrace offers beautiful views of the city.
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ritasueNewYorkCity
New York City53 contributions
There is a great permanent collection of contemporary and 19th century art that is surprising in its diversity. The quality of the art exceeds what I have seen in comparable institutions in BsAs and Mexico City. Many of the contemporary artists show the influence of the art of the early 20th century in Europe but none of it is copy-cat. The historical paintings of the rich men and women who ruled vast estates are superb and capture the souls of these people making them seem familiar, while they remain aloof.

My favorite part of both institutions which share one small building is the gift shop of each. I was able to buy outstanding small sculptures. interesting collage and some beautiful jewelry. Very reasonable. I found these shops to be world class. No trinkets or stuff manufactured to appeal to museum goers. These were real pieces of quality art and craft. The people in the shops are extremely helpful. I want to go back with an empty suitcase and buy, buy, buy. But, aside from this, the art was outstanding, and I know good art from bad.

Caracas, while supposed to be dangerous, is a wonderful place with the greatest climate on earth.
Written March 12, 2005
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W Bill Smith
Brooklyn, NY151 contributions
Dec 2011 • Friends
It was my first time in Caracas when a friend and I hung out at the Bellas Artes Gallery and stumbled upon a live performance of Venezuela Cuatro Cuerdas where we got to hear a sample of Venezuela's diversity in music: tambor, gaita, parranda, and llanero.
Written December 13, 2011
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937sd936
Ilminster, UK97 contributions
Hardly any new exhibitions poorly kept. Next to the natural science museum and next to parque los caobos, the ateneo and teatro teresa carreño. Should you have time to spare you could take a quick peek
Written April 7, 2012
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Takhis
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy42 contributions
Just bellow the museum there was a "designer's market" where most of the products were made by emerging companies with great talent
Written April 2, 2012
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vicentequintero
Caracas, Venezuela824 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The neoclassical building is being restored, but the modern building is still open. The art exhibitions are great and you won't regret visiting. Picasso's artworks are waiting for you.
Written December 17, 2017
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Jean M
French in RSA31 contributions
May 2017
after the entrance a lovely small pond so peacefull with a nice Calder worth the visit.So quite after the rush of Caracas. You can access it with the metro station Bella Artes
Written May 7, 2017
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rjosepv
Caracas, Venezuela111 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
This is one of the biggest museum of the city, sadly is very small (in comparison with others cities in the world), the grass is a little damaged and many rooms are just closed. The pictures you can find are of the most notourius venezuelans and there is a few of international artist (incluyiding europeans like Picasso), but the true is that there are not so many. You can add The Science Museum, The National Gallery, Los Caobos Park, and perhaps the Teresa Carreño theater. Inside this places (except in the park) is very secure, but you have to be alert because the zone is not so secure. To get in you have to get in The Bellas Artes subway, and then take upstairs to "Alba Hotel", go always straigh, you will pass the Alba Hotel (a nice place for stay, but there are betters in Altamira or Palos Grandes zones), an univeristy of Arts and then at the end of the street there is an entry for Los Caobos Park, just pass and will be in the Museum's square (very pretty actually).
Written November 11, 2015
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KCH007
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
Apart from the free museums (closed Mondays), the surrounding area is lovely and tranquil. It's nice to just relax on a stone bench, enjoying an ice cream, or contemplate away from the busy avenues. It's an easy, few blocks' walk from Bellas Artes metro station.
Written April 9, 2012
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Pelias M
Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
Could be a very pleasent aesthetic way to spend the morning. It's a combination of neoclassical style and eighty construction
Written November 14, 2017
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Ramon C
Mexico City, Mexico212 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Despiste the fact that quite a number of the exhibió halls are presently closed it is still well worth visiting. The main entrance leads you to a beautiful inner patio with a weeping willow and pond to simply be and enjoy.

The exhibits even though presently not many open convey the high worth of Venezuelan artists.

There is an enclosed garden in the back part with a cafeteria where you can spend some time to have coffee and snacks.
Written August 4, 2016
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