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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Address: Jose Miguel de la Barra 650, Santiago 8320000, Chile
Phone Number:
56-2 49 91 600
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10:00 - 18:45
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of paintings,...

This museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of paintings, sculptures and tapestries of renowned artist Jean Lucrat.

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One of the gems of Santiago

I visited the Museum more for its arquitecture than for the expositions. The building was inspired by the Petit-Palais in Paris and its dome was built in Belgium and sent by ship... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful classic French inspired building in the hub of things, but oh dear, the management either have limited funding or little perspective. The permanent exhibition is far from a reflection of Chilean art. Some visiting exhibitions can be more interesting. No catering available. This should have real potential. Try MAC behind, contemporary art but it does have some... More 

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This run-down old beautiful building houses some wonderfully old pieces of art depicting toture, erotica, etc. Unfortunately I felt a bit depressed following my visit, but still, it was worth it to see these Masterpieces.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the Museum more for its arquitecture than for the expositions. The building was inspired by the Petit-Palais in Paris and its dome was built in Belgium and sent by ship to Santiago. I loved the space and the light in the main hall. There is a small gift shop. The day I visited, it was closed for inventory.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Small permanent collection with many galleries closed. Special exhibition of rather violent homo-erotic art. Disappointing visit but admission free.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I visited the Bellas Artes museum in December 2016. The museum was free without an admission cost. The building is a beautiful Bell Arts design with a mansard roof. It is in the classical style. The central courtyard is under a huge skylight and is filled with statues which are quite beautiful. The first special exhibit we... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Works of Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros on show: leftist artists and a small exhibition with a 'gay' theme. Chili is fast becoming one of the more progressive countries in Latin America. Moreover the building, especially its interior is a pleasurable experience.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Museo du Nacional du Bella's Artes Our fourth visit to Santiago and we finally make an opportunity to visit the National Museum.  A beautiful museum, free admission, secure lockers to store your 'carry-on bag' guides if needed and then it's off to several floors of art. The first level captures what The artist (Jose Pedro Godoy) describes as the violent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely interiors and exterior architecture of the building. More so than the art collections or the sculptures ( bar one which was Jesus Christ with his mother Mary and Mary Magdalena and the two apostles.... brilliant piece of sculpture ). Some thought provoking art on the ground floor which consisted of bisexual , homosexual acts depicted in the paintings. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The art inside is a mixed bag. Some old pieces mixed in with some contemporary and then one current exhibit is all nudes with mostly a gay subject matter. For adults it is fine but wanted to forewarn those families with kids! Price is free!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

For a gallery with a reputation I would have expected more. The 'modern art' wing was uninspiring while the more traditional section houses works that were disappointing. Wouldn't waste the time going.

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