Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Tavel Guide

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  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Tavel Guide

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana) is a museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations. There are now two impressive buildings belonging to the Museum, one dedicated to Cuban Arts in the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) and one dedicated to the Universal Arts, in the Palacio del Centro Asturiano (Palace of the Asturian Center). Highlights include an extensive Spanish collection, some 2000-year-old Roman mosaics, Greek pots from the 5th century BC and a suitably refined Gainsborough canvas.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is dedicated exclusively to housing Cuba Art collections. Spanning the 17th and 19th centuries has rooms devoted to landscape, religious subjects and the Costumbrismo narrative scenes of Cuban life. In the Palacio del Centro Asturiano built in 1927 by the architect Manuel Bustos European paintings and sculptures, along with a collection of ancient art are on displayed there.