National Museum Palace of Fine Arts

musee beaux arts havane

The Havana Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two separate buildings. Works by Cuban artists are exhibited in a magnificent modernist building south of the Museum of the Revolution. On the other hand, on the five floors of a baroque building east of the Central Park, former seat of the Supreme Court, works by foreign artists are exhibited Gainsborough, Goya and Velázquez, and a large collection of articles from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

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Visitors to this museum will be able to enjoy one of the largest collections of visual arts in Cuba. Highlights among the exhibition rooms include the Cuban painting and engraving section, displaying works dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Another section is dedicated to European art, with original pieces by such masters as Rubens, Murillo and Goya, to name but a few. One of the most significant collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art in Latin America is also housed here. The building itself has been completely renovated and transformed, both within and without. The display rooms were re-opened to the public to coincide with Havana’s Biennial Celebration.

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Trocadero entre Zulueta y Monserrate, La Habana
San Rafael entre Zulueta y Monserrate, La Habana

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