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Lastarria and Bellas Artes Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

This dazzling museum of contemporary art has one of Chile's finest collections of contemporary Chilean art and it displays the combined private holdings of Chilean industrial moguls Manuel Santa Cruz and Hugo Yaconi. The building itself is a masterpiece: six gallery levels float into each other in surprising ways. The wood floors and Plexiglas-sided stairways create an open and airy space where you might see—depending on what's on display when you visit—paintings and sculptures by Roberto Matta, Arturo Duclos, Gonzalo Cienfuegos, Roser Bru, José Balmes, and Eugenio Dittborn, among others. Pick up artsy souvenirs from Tienda Mulato or refuel at the café next to the entrance.

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José Victorino Lastarria 307
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan  8320126, Chile

2-2684–9337

www.mavi.cl

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tues.–Sat. 1,000 pesos (includes Museo Arqueológico de Santiago), Sun. free, Tues.–Sat. 1000 pesos (includes Museo Arqueológico de Santiago), Sun. free, Closed Mon.

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