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Havana where to visit

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Havana where to visit Forma, Espacio y Luz, escultura de Rita Longa en la entrada principal
Espacio y Luz by Rita Longa at the main entrance

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) due to its artistic heritage is one of the most important in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Museum of Fine Arts aimed to enrich, develop and diffuse the culture of Cuban society. Furthermore the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes host the most important collection of Cuban art from the sixteenth century until today. It is part of the cultural heritage of Cuba.

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is currently integrated into 3 buildings:

Havana-where-to-visit-Carlos-Enríquez-El-rapto-de-las-mulatas-1938
El Rapto de las Mulatas-1938 by Carlos Enríquez

The first one is Palacio de Bellas Artes dedicated to Cuban art. It keeps the most important collection since the sixteenth century. It also has a large cultural program that includes temporary exhibitions, concerts, and gatherings.

In addition, it is a must for art lovers.

Its rooms show works grouped in different concepts such as Modern Art and Contemporary Art.

On the other hand, the second building is the old headquarters of the Asturian Center where universal arts are exhibited. There are works of the most outstanding areas of Western art among which stand out Spanish art and the portraits of the English. Also, there is a collection of ancient classical art with ceramics and sculptures pieces from Rome, Egypt, and Greece.

Finally, the last building is for administrative activities.

In conclusion, during a walk through Havana, you can admire valuable collections of visual art that shine in our country.

Opening hours: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Tuesday -Saturday; 10.00 am-2.00 pm Sunday. Located in the surroundings of Central Park in Old Havana.

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