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“One of those hidden gems”

Honduras National Gallery of Art
Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Tegucigalpa
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

If you think you don't like 20th-century art, visit this gallery. Cubism and expressionism, naive painting and socialist realism, they're all here, but reinterpreted with a Latin American flair by artists you haven't heard of, but will be glad to know. The building itself is historic, a colonial residence built around a patio that once served as the National University, and the garden is well-kept and the paintings well-displayed. Downstairs is an excellent exhibit of cave paintings from several places in the country where they have been found and are still being investigated.
Across the side street from the square in front of the museum is an Expresso Americano, if the coffee bar in the museum is closed - a good place to go with friends and chat about what you saw in the gallery. No guides, or audio-guides, but you won't need them, this museum in user-friendly and not too large to take in in a single visit.

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

a nice display of art,
i was suprised to see so man diferent types of art here, this place i a great place to spend a few hours and see some great art !
i like Tegucigalpa ive been here with the military many times and on my own, and the Honduras National Gallery of Art makes the trip that much better !

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

It's not huge, and the display styles can be outdated, but the National Art Gallery is worth visiting if you're in Tegucigalpa. It's off Plaza La Merced in the centre.
It's in a 350-year-old building (renovated over the years) with an attractive garden courtyard and eight or nine galleries on two floors covering the history of Honduran art, from Mayan and other pre-Columbian works, through religious art of the 17th and 18th Centuries. The religious paintings, uncleaned and with a dark patina, are quite compelling. There's an excellent collection of silver works from churches, and a good representation of contemporary Honduran works.

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