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Museum of Fine Arts: the world in two palaces

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Two buildings are necessary to display and view the city's rich collection of art, and it'll take you at least a day to wander through it all.

The pavilion devoted to national artistic creation is in the middle of a beautiful garden with a lovely collection of sculptures. This part of the Bellas Artes museum provides a chronological presentation of paintings, prints, installations, and drawings by Cuban artists of the last five centuries.

Big names from the colonial era, such as Víctor Patricio and Vincente Escobar, are alongside Cuban academic artists such as Armando Menocal and contemporaries like Nelson Dominguez and José Bedia Valdés.

A few steps away, the three-level, 18,000-square-metre Palacio de Bellas Artes Universel presents an extensive collection of foreign art. The permanent collection includes European pieces side by side with Latin American works and precious finds from Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome. The museum's temporary exhibitions are often of the highest calibre.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Between Av. de las Misiones and Agramonte
Centro Habana
10600 La Habana

+53 7 8610241

www.bellasartes.cult.cu

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