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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)
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$33.80*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #18 of 220 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located on the Plains of Abraham. Its four pavilions house a collection of over 38,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day. On top of world-class exhibitions and cultural activities, visitors can also enjoy the restaurant, café and gift shop.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Easily doable in a 3 hour visit you could also spend more time here. The current special exhibit of the Impressionist Collection of William Paley (through Feb.) is worth a visit. The museum's collection of Inuit Art is superb and is well presented and should not be missed. The museum is a bit off the beaten path but you should find a way to get there. They have both a nice restaurant and a fine cafe and are in the midst of constructing a new wing.

Thank Marsha B
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Quebec artists are duly well-represented and beautifully displayed . A traveling show of the Bill Paley collection from MOMA in New York was beautifully displayed. A gallery was devoted to the works of Riopelle. The art in this museum is devoted to 'contemporary ' art and focuses on Quebecois artists. A new addition to the Musee is being constructed. A lovely back garden overlooks the hill leading down to the river. .In nice weather there is a lovely outdoor patio café that overlooks the view. An indoor café is available in cooler months. Food was fresh and tasty and beautifully presented- in true Quebec way. The Musee is a bit removed from the action in the upper and lower city but well worth the trek. We took a cab from the city and then enjoyed a stroll through the local surrounding streets and ending with a ride on the city transit bus to get us back to centre ville. There is a lovely Gift Shop with some delightful discoveries.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

A beautiful diverse collection! Loved the glass exhibit! The Inuit art was so interesting as well. The best surprise was outside where a dining table was set up and everything was real growing plants. You have to see it to believe it! So creative!

Thank Suespenceful F
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The weekday afternoon I went to the museum there were only about 6 others in the whole museum. The permanent exhibition was good and the architecture and layout of the museum was also very interesting. I strolled through the Fields of Abraham to reach the museum and found this to be a really nice afternoon.

Thank Sydneymez
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Wow...we paid $18 each to visit this museum, and then discovered one of the two floors was completely closed. You'd have thought they would tell you that before you paid such a high entrance fee. The collection that was available for view was so-so, unless you are into 20th century Canadian abstract.

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