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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
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Why No Photos?

This is one of those annoying museums that don't allow photos, when some of the world's greatest... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
an small and nice museum mostly old catholic painting

Its was a good experience to see old paintings about different roman catholic topics. Multimedia... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
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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 good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
5 Oct 2017
“Why No Photos?”
13 Aug 2017
“Mixed experience”
Comercio y Socabaya, La Paz 1190, Bolivia
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is one of those annoying museums that don't allow photos, when some of the world's greatest art museums do. It's annoying and inexplicable because you can't even buy good quality copies of the art works. We did enjoy learning about the linkages between Spanish...More

Thank Aussie7leagueboots
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Its was a good experience to see old paintings about different roman catholic topics. Multimedia videos explain the paintings and the catholic ideas about sin and salvation. Take pictures is not possible in this museum. The only problem with the bolivian museums is they dont...More

Thank jlizama16
Reviewed 13 August 2017

For only BS20, this is a great pace to visit and experience historical and modern Bolivian art, as well as see a very impressive building. The galleries are well laid out, but the more modern exhibits are a bit baffling. The central courtyard is very...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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 16 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 8 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 3 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

1  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.

1  Thank SueMoon333
Reviewed 29 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
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