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Museo de Arte de El Salvador

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Address: Calle Circunvalacion, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone Number: +503 2243 6099
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Small but powerful

We visited MARTE on a quite Sunday afternoon and had a lovely visit. The museum is small but the collection does a very good job of representing the artistic, political, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Redwood Valley, California
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Redwood Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited MARTE on a quite Sunday afternoon and had a lovely visit. The museum is small but the collection does a very good job of representing the artistic, political, and cultural history of El Salvador. We felt like we learned so much about the country in an hour. The temporary and contemporary art exhibits were my favorite, several of... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

MARTE, is a beatiful museum with permanent expositions, temporary and modern art. Has exposed a Rembrandt, Picasso, Miro, Chagall among other excellent painters

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This museum experience is one you will like while in San Salvador. We attended the place while in a business event and they have a good museum display. Quite small but good salvdoran art display. We even tried the restaurant inside the premises and its exquisite. It has a nice selection of international cuisine; well decorated and comfortable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This museum is split into 6 sections. One was closed during our visit. One of these was a temporary exhibit. Good chance to learn about the effect of the civil war on civilians and artists alike through art. Majority of information is in Spanish. Part of bigger complex including the theatre, gardens (pretty average) and a large memorial. Resturant on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

A view into the soul of El Salvador. Diverse collection of vibrant art and sculpture that captures history, perseverance and spirit of the Salvadorean people. A must see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The work displayed in the first floor of the museum changes on a regular basis and they have made education programs a focus of their work. I have seen work there that I couldn't see anywhere else. My kids have taken the art classes on Saturday mornings (Jan through October) for $20 a month and hopefully will go to the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great collection of Modern art, including many pieces that are an expression of the war in El Salvador. If you are looking for a museum, which I was, this was an easy pick an very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I am not traditionally a fan of modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures, but I am a fan of modern architecture. And this place is a perfect example of modern architecture in San Salvador, and an example of an exception to my relative disdain of modern/contemporary art. It is an interesting window to the philosophical and cultural landscape of the... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Good location , nice restaurant , decent collection of Salvadorean and Central American artists. Good place for night time social activities in the open area plaza.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

When in San Salvador, El Salvador don't miss the Museo de Arte. Excellent paintings and sculptures. They also have a good restaurant.

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