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  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (MACCSI)
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    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas...
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  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (MACCSI)
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    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (MACCSI)

    by MalenaN Written May 29, 2009

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    The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best of its kind in Latin America. It was inaugurated in 1973 and on 16 000 sq metres there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In the permanent collection there are almost 3000 pieces of art and you will find paintings, sculptures, installations and photography. Some of the artists with works in the museum are Jesús Soto, Alejandro Otero, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Leger, Chagall, Braque, Miró, Botero and Henry Moore.
    The museum is open between 10 - 18 on Tuesday - Sunday.
    Admission is free.

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    Museo Bolivariano

    by MalenaN Written Nov 16, 2008

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    Next to Casa Natal de Bolívar is the Bolivar Museum. In this colonial building there are displays of different objects related to Bolívar and other important persons from the same era. Among other things you can see documents, letters weapons, medals and portraits.
    The museum is open between 9 - 16.30 on Tuesdays - Fridays and between 10 - 16 on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Admission is free.

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    Casa Natal de Bolívar

    by MalenaN Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    Simón Bolívar was born at this site on July 24, 1783. The interior of the house has been reconstructed and on the walls hang big paintings made by Tito Sales. They depict scenes from Bolivar’s life and battles. In the courtyard there is a stone font where Bolívar was baptised.
    The museum is open between 9 - 16.30 on Tuesdays - Fridays, and between 10 -16.30 on Saturdays - Sundays.
    Admission is free.

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    Museums of Parque Central

    by Meztli81 Updated Dec 29, 2006

    I'm not sure of which museum was which, because the museum of fine arts and contemporary art or whatever it was seemed to be connected and I wasn't sure where one ended and one began, but in all the museums were very nice. I thought they were better than what we have in my town of Atlanta and the good news for me was that they were all free! I spent hours walking around and then sitting in an outdoor cafe outside and hearing the art kids (I think there's an art school there as well) talk and take pictures of random things. I regret I didn't get there earlier to spend even more time there. I read somewhere one of the museums was the largest in South America. Right outside the museums was parque central, where hippies sold crafts out of booths (the usual stuff, like beadwork and paintings).

    Across from the fine arts was the natural history (I'm too lazy to capitalize any of these names) and it was if anything amusing or surreal seeing large stuffed dead animals like giraffes, which would be living in a zoo in most other cities. Well, it was free, so no reason to not see it. All in all I liked my time there, even though the people from the eastern sides of town told me how dangerous it was and how they were too scared to go and hadn't been in years. The scariest thing I experienced was a choir singing Christmas songs very out of key, but still, I wouldn't hang around for nighttime.

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