Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo

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Explore the history of Uruguayan art and design at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. Built as a villa in 1870, the main building passed into state hands in the 1920s, opening as a museum in 1930. Artworks displayed here show the development of style, form, and subject matter in the works of artists like Juan Manuel Blanes, Rafael Barradas, and Pedro Figari. The museum grounds include neatly sculpted gardens, water features, and ancient trees, linked by sign-posted routes. Put Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo online vacation builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a bit outside of the main tourist area but well worth the ride. Grab something to eat where the bus drops you off and head across the street for a nice small museum. Has some very beautiful ar...  more »
  • In a beautiful wooded property, you can enter with car or walking, nice to go inside and outside. The mansion of the period is already a work of art. There you will find the main work of Pinto Juan M. Blanes, the painting of the independence of the motherland. An oil painting that represents the landing in the graceful of the 33 oriental, which according to the story, liberated the Oriental Privincia, now the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, the Spanish authorities, settled at that time in Buenos Aires. 33 Brave after the long exodus of Artigas and the Indians, Gauchos and mestizos that was the only thing that was staying. The painting is very important. There are other works too. Outside, in the gardens there is also a "Japanese" garden, very nice, although there are seasons that is not very well preserved.
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