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The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the places in the Cuban capital that attracts the attention of art lovers in all its manifestations.

Divided into two large buildings, one dedicated to Cuban art and the other dedicated to universal art, this institution keeps in its rooms one of the largest collections of paintings and sculptures in Latin America.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes, home of the National Museum, exhibits works by the most outstanding artists of the island, such as Wifredo Lam, Carlos Enríquez, Víctor Manuel, among others.

For its part, the Asturian Centre Palace, a fabulous eclectic building located near the Central Park, also forms the Fine Arts Museum and houses an exhibition of important pieces of universal art, with works from European schools and antiquity.

The great Spanish collection in this building is interesting, including a painting by El Greco.

The museum also hosts numerous cultural activities such as temporary exhibitions, concerts, conferences and has a library of 120,000 volumes of art.

Its artistic heritage treasures a total of 45 thousand pieces distributed in 24 exhibition halls, with modern systems of air conditioning, lighting and security, which protect the works of art and make it a pleasant and profitable stay for the visitor.

For visits: Trocadero street between Zulueta and Monserrate. Old Havana. La Habana. Cuba (23.140092, -82.357392). Telephone: +53 7 8621643. Web: www.museonacional.cult.cu

by: Lys Alfonso Bergantiño