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Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

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An interesting building

Unfortunately the exhibition area was being rearranged when we visited and only a few pictures... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
The best of the City.

This is the most important Art Museum of the city. Now, under a renovated rule, it hosts the best... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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The work of local artists is creatively displayed in this museum that dates back to 1911.
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Av.Tomas E. Giribaldi 2283 | Julio Herrera y Reissig, Montevideo 11307, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately the exhibition area was being rearranged when we visited and only a few pictures could be viewed. The cafe outside in a glass cube was good.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is the most important Art Museum of the city. Now, under a renovated rule, it hosts the best shows in all artistic disciplines. Being exhibited here, is a before and after for any uruguayan or foreign artist. Althou the entrance is free, it is...More

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I always bring foreign visitors to the museum, they seem to enjoy and appreciate their experience. But, as years go by and my understanding of Uruguayan art matures, it becomes painfully clear that this collection leaves a lot to be desired, it does not give...More

Thank 761DavidR
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A good collection of Uruguyan art post 1900. Exhibitions were from the museum collection with three temporary ones on the upper floor.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I didn't get here on my prior trip to Montevideo so it was at the top of my list this time. Two floors of really fascinating Uruguayan modern art are augmented by temporary exhibits. Lucky for me I got to see the Lacy Duarte show;...More

Thank stevenm00001
Reviewed 29 January 2018

a good display of art from numerous artists. friendly staff. quiet place. easily spend a couple hours here. and it is free so all the better.

Thank hunglow
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Its free to start with. Easy to find. Absolutely beautiful artwork. It takes about an hour to 1.5 hrs to complete. Uruguay got very good artists.

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It is small, but it contains paintings of the most important Uruguayan artists, some of them are famous all over the world

Thank RaquelS14
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited this museum last time I was in MVD and was excited to return on a recent trip. The museum is spacious and exhibits are well laid out . Information is in Spanish but that doesn't hinder appreciation of any of the exhibits. There are...More

2  Thank Nancy_Ottawa
Reviewed 22 January 2017

By far, the best museum in Montevideo! I only regret that we went in our last afternoon in the city, and I'd had loved going for a second visit. So much to digest. The permanent collection by itself is worth a day long visit. With...More

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