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“Great art but lacks atmosphere”

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
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Ranked #77 of 565 things to do in Santiago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of paintings, sculptures and tapestries of renowned artist Jean Lucrat.
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Go on Sunday to get in free. Check out the homeless people who have used the entrance stairway as a home - there's ingenuity! Once inside, the interior of the building is almost as good as the exhibitions. An enormous open space atrium surrounded by a balcony above gives a wonderful atmosphere to the range of statues exhibited on the ground floor. The other individual exhibition rooms housed art that was a bit modern for our taste and somehow you got the feeling that they needed to fill the place with more choices - it all felt a bit empty and lacking atmosphere. You would think that there would be a connecting door to the adjoining museum - no you have to exit and walk round.

Thank elsiek
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great museum!! Beside the amazing art exposition that we saw , the building itself is a piece of art!! A must see!!

Thank John C
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We enjoyed it here but more for adults as our kids were a bit young for this. They were interested and we stayed for about an hour Exhibits are great and plenty to see a good afternoon out. Staff here again spoke excellent English and you can take a tour or join an existing tour free of charge.

Thank Thinking_of_y0u
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

The outside of the building is dark and depressing looking but when you walk inside it takes your breath away. You walk into a huge open space with wonderful lighting and an assortment of sculptures all around you. This alone was worth checking this place out but you will be surprised at the wonderful collections also on display in the many galleries. This place is also free on Sunday if you are looking for a cheap place to take your date.

Thank Linhelsobrante
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

beautiful museum with some great art work. Very big and you can easily spend a couple of hours inside.
Easy to get to, very cheap to get in ( A few dollars)

Thank Glenn C
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