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Palacio de Bellas Artes / Museo de Bellas Artes / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Museum Santiago - Chile

Founded in 1880, The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) is an essential stop for art-lovers. It’s housed in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, which was designed by Emilio Jéquier in the style of Paris’s Petit Palais. Neoclassical, with art nouveau features, it was declared a national monument in 1976. The museum has a permanent collection of paintings and sculptures by European and Chilean artists and regularly hosts exhibits by contemporary international artists.


The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, on the other side of the building, is run by the art faculty of the Universidad de Chile. It holds a collection of modern photography, sculpture, and web art displays.


If you only have time to visit one museum or art gallery, go to Bellas Artes.


Parque Forestal, Casilla 3209
Center, Santiago, Chile


Getting There
Go to Metro Bellas Artes

Travel Tips:

Price Description: USD$1.20

Open Hours from:10 a.m.

Open Hours to:7 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 56-2-6330655

Here are other activities in and around Center that may be of interest: National Aeronautic Museum, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Museo Histórico Nacional, Iglesia, Convento y Museo de San Francisco , Museo Interactivo Mirador, Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI), Museo Arqueológico (MAS) and Museo de Santiago.

By Noleen Turner
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and...
24 Aug 2009

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