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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located on the Plains of Abraham. Its four pavilions house a collection of over 38,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day. On top of world-class exhibitions and cultural activities, visitors can also enjoy the restaurant, café and gift shop.
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  • Average9%
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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"modern art"
in 48 reviews
"canadian artists"
in 30 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 19 reviews
"jean paul riopelle"
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"three buildings"
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"beautiful museum"
in 18 reviews
"prison building"
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"new wing"
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"plains of abraham"
in 41 reviews
"special exhibit"
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"photography exhibit"
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"love art"
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"on display"
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"rainy day"
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"old jail"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

ONe of my best experiences ever in a Museum. Giacometti is a master, is a genious artist, but having Giacometti in the MBNAQ is an experience you shouldn't let it pass. The photos will let you feel my words!!!

Thank Humberto_Villarino
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is quite modern.. the building is reconstruction from an old prison. there are 5 big halls to showed the artist's work . and include one is from the Inuit . Quite fun and nice ..

Thank viviannecan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many exhibits worth seeing and a very pleasant way to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Our headphones weren't working but there are English translations about the works so we knew what we were looking at. The museum is clean and the building itself...More

Thank FabulousTL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited the Giacometti exhibit. World class. Great building and venue. Wonderful architecture. Wonderful setting. Convenient location.

Thank Pardo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is wonderful on so many levels. Architecturally, it is a series of five buildings interconnected in the most interesting ways. In one case, an underground tunnel filled with murals is the connection. Large open spaces invite the visitor to explore and some rooms...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the museum is housed in the old prison and they maintained some of the cells open to the public. Otherwise, they have a large collection of Jean-Paul Riopelle and often have very interesting temporary exhibits.

Thank Denis C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely in colder months, no trip would be complete without visiting this museum. First off, it is huge. Worth the money. Great exhibits and layout. Beautiful facilities. Will take you 2-3 hours to see Museum. It is really quite exquisite. One of the nicest museums...More

1  Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The Giacometi show was wonderful. What a treat. I want to return to spend time with the rest of the art collection.

Thank bobpow
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

We were in Quebec recently and were staying across the street from this museum. The museum is located in several buildings, which can be accessed by underground tunnels or in better weather the outside which also has artwork throughout. We were fortunate when we went...More

1  Thank Alan B
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The Alberto Giacometti exhibit is fabulous. Lovely dining room for lunch. We found the entrance staff to be very helpful and accommodating. The exhibit space draws light from outside, and one almost feels like they are outside with all the huge windows and light. The...More

Thank Vermont68
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lovethatbark
October 23, 2016|
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Response from turtleinfalmouth | Reviewed this property |
I know the area very well. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Museum, on its East side. It is not free, but rates are reasonable. There is also plenty of metered parking along the street, just West of the Museum... More
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Margaret K
January 10, 2015|
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Response from Musée national ... b | Property representative |
Hello, the MNBAQ is open all year 'round, that is true. Our visiting hours in October are Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10 am to 5 pm. We are open on Wednesday nights until 9pm (and it's half-price!) Adults $ 18... More
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