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National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago

National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago (must see)

Lovers of Chilean and South American art should make a stop at the Chilean National Museum of Fine Art, which is the oldest fine arts museum in South America. The museum was established in 1880 but the building itself dates back to 1910 and was designed by Emile Jecquier, an architect of French and Chilean descent.

The building features a mixture of Neoclassical and Baroque Revival styles with the hints of structural architecture. It is very instrumental in the exhibition of visual arts and some of the most famous artists have displayed their works here since the museum's inception.

Apart from being an exhibition space, as of 1974 the National Museum of Fine Arts has been actively involved in the restoration and conservation of art, after a pertinent agreement was signed with UNESCO and the Organization of American States. The museum is currently home to more than three thousand works of art created by illustrious masters from Chile and other countries. It also holds an extraordinary collection of Oriental art, featuring works from China and Japan, as well as African sculptures.

Why You Should Visit:
Light, airy, cool, pleasant space in which to escape the heat of the day.
Even though it's not a huge museum and even though it has a limited permanent collection, the architecture is amazing and there's a different changing exhibition every week.

Tip:
Check out the MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo) which is on the back half of the same building and boasts a generous exhibition space for installations as well as a rather cozy little café.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6:45pm; Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: National Museum of Fine Arts
Sight Location: Santiago, Chile
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

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Self-Guided Tour: Landmarks of Santiago

Self-Guided Tour: Landmarks of Santiago

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Walking Tour: Vitacura Commune of Santiago

Walking Tour: Vitacura Commune of Santiago

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Walking Tour: Santiago Museums

Walking Tour: Santiago Museums

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Santiago Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Kids Self-Guided Tour of Santiago

Kids Self-Guided Tour of Santiago

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Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.8 Km or 6.1 Miles

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