Quebec City Sights

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Québec)

  • Parc des Champs-de-Bataille Map It
  • Upper Town

Fodor's Review

This neoclassical beaux arts structure showcases more than 22,000 traditional and contemporary pieces of Québec art. The original building houses works by Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923–2002), Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904–90), Alfred Pellan (1906–88), and Horatio Walker (1858–1938) that are particularly notable, as well as legions of other artifacts. The museum's dignified building in Parc des Champs-de-Bataille was designed by Wilfrid Lacroix and erected in 1933 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Québec. Incorporated within is part of an abandoned prison dating from 1867. A hallway of cells, with the iron bars and courtyard, has been preserved as part of a permanent exhibition on the prison's history. A spectacular new modern wing, set to open in 2016, will double the area available for exhibits.

Sight Information

Address:

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Québec City, Québec, G1R 5H3, Canada

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Phone:

418-643–2150

Website: www.mnba.qc.ca

Sight Details:

  • C$18
  • Sept.–May, Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. 10–5, Wed. 10–9; June–Aug., Thurs.–Tues. 10–6, Wed. 10–9

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