National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago


The National Museum of Fine Arts is housed in a neoclassical building inspired by the image of the Petit Palais in Paris. The building was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1976. Since 1910 effectively functions as the Museum of Fine Arts, which opened during the celebrations of the centenary of the independence of the country of Chile with a major international exhibition.

The building was designed to house both the museum and to the School of Fine Arts. The architect of the palace was the architect Emilio Jecquier, winner in 1902 sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Public Works. Jecquier conceived this work in the neoclassical style, with the incorporation of elements of the Art Nouveau, but in a very successful version of French academicism.

Within its spacious halls, hosts a variety of works both original and copies. During your tour you can enjoy national and international art, permanent exhibitions, temporary and historical, sightseeing tours, cultural activities, and public seminars.

In 1977 it opened to the public in the Museum a specialized library. This library was started with the exchange of publications made with other museums.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18. 50 and is closed on Mondays. On Sundays the museum admission is free. However, the visitor has the option of making a voluntary contribution if desired. All facilities are air conditioned, which is the museum in a space of world-class exhibition, where you will also find the halls with works of art, library and cafeteria, a shop selling souvenirs and art objects.

The Museum is located in Forest Park in the city of Chile, tariffed subterrráneo offer parking, and you can choose to get the Metro line 5 (Station Fine Arts). You can also use public transport flowing through the streets Merced, Santo Domingo, or Bellavista Miraflores.