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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
2408600
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Beautiful museum with great works of art.

The building itself is really amazing with its carved stone columns and alabaster fountain in the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Joakim B
Mostly hispanic religious art, all information in spanish

This was a bit disappointing place. No information in english, the videos shown where in spanish as... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
TravellingYuri
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Inside this 1775 colonial-style building is an outstanding collection of famous Bolivian colonial artwork as well as some modern art.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
29 May 2017
“Beautiful museum with great works of art.”
15 Apr 2017
“Mostly hispanic religious art, all information in spanish”
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Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The building itself is really amazing with its carved stone columns and alabaster fountain in the court yard. The museum has a wonderful collection of viceregal art, as well as some examples of pre-columbian artifacts and modern Bolivian art. This is a museum for those...More

Thank Joakim B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was a bit disappointing place. No information in english, the videos shown where in spanish as well, poor representation of pre-hispanic art, two rooms of modern bolivian art. If you're into religious art, this is the place for you. No photos allowed.

Thank TravellingYuri
Reviewed 7 January 2017

There were great written and visual explanations (in Spanish) of the historical stages/influences of South American art, but I would have liked to see more variety than what ended up being 90% religious icon paintings.

Thank emily082017
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Patience finally paid off as the National Museum of Art opened its doors after a lengthy renovation. This is a good museum, which you will enjoy more if you take a tour. I went because I was determined to see the sculpture of 20c Bolivian...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so interesting... it's simple, you have to go... The culture brings you to other times. I live here in la paz and this is one of my favorite places

Thank Carroll C
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We never got inside the museum because they insist on seeing some sort of photo identity. They asked for a passport or driving licence.

Thank SueMoon333
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The National Museum of Art is the best example of historical exposition in Bolivia. The cultural collection conduct the visitor during various centuries of the history the Country, with its contradictions and peculiarities. Really exciting!

Thank anvavi
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is the third time I have been to La Paz (over the past ten years) and this is the third time I have tried to visit this museum during its normal (stated) opening days and hours. And this is the third time I was...More

Thank ArgentineTraveller6
Reviewed 19 November 2013

You can buy a ticket to visit 3 museas in La Paz: San Fransico monastery, Museo de Etnografia y Folklore and Museo Nacional de Arte. Do not buy such a ticket, because the Museo Nacional de Arte is closed for the moment, due to big...More

2  Thank liesenluc
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I was so pleasantly surprised by the collection here. It was lovely. Glad I took the time (don't need more than 1.5-2 hours) to visit this museum just steps from the main square and cathedral.

Thank bioart74
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