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Symphonie des Arts

15 Avenue de l'Avenir, Kintambo, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 819 901 000
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Good, but too pricey

The Symphonie des Arts is an art shop with thousands of plants, almost fifty birds - mainly parrots... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Steeve P
via mobile
Nice art collection

You can discover african paintings and other arts here in a nice location. Prices are quite high... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
erwinpardaens
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Halle, Belgium
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good56%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
May 22, 2018
“Good, but too pricey”
Oct 16, 2017
“Nice art collection”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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15 Avenue de l'Avenir, Kintambo, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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+243 819 901 000
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The Symphonie des Arts is an art shop with thousands of plants, almost fifty birds - mainly parrots -, where you can have a drink. If you do plan to have a drink or spend some time observing the numerous birds, remember of bringing your...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

You can discover african paintings and other arts here in a nice location. Prices are quite high but certainly worthwhile to give this place a visit.

Thank erwinpardaens
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Have enjoyed the handcrafts and pictures exposed the arts are well refined and culture representing which is a nice touch for the city.

Thank ByronB72
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

My greeting upon arriving here was getting yelled at for taking a picture of a wild finch outside with my phone camera (I like birding). The store clerk then stood outside watching me everywhere I walked, and followed me once inside the store. Inside, the...More

1  Thank Ay E
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

What the other reviewers have written is accurate. Things are expensive here, and the staff tend to follow you around. However, if you can get past that, you’ll find nicer and higher quality art pieces than you find in the Thieves Market for example. They...More

1  Thank TroisChatsLies
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

It was nice to look at some of the things, but if you don't want treated like a criminal the entire time you're there, don't go. They follow you around and watch your every move like a hawk and everything is expensive.

1  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The place has a mix of touristy works and also quality paintings etc from well known artists. I had bought a painting by a famous Congolese artist ca. 5 years ago. A friend asked me to pick a painting for him. I wanted to send...More

2  Thank Subhrendu C
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Some many beautiful and unique iteems. Wood arts, sculptures and jewelries . Can Highly recommend a visit . Place is easy to find

Thank Spartadk
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

What a great place to view both permanent and temporary art exhibitions. They also had a small book fair and a local musicians show. There is a library that also sometimes has interesting art exhibitions. If you are in Kinshasa for awhile, make sure you...More

Thank MayaguezanaPR
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

We just visited here and really enjoyed the walk around the building. A lot of tropical plants, birds, and art work scattered. The building itself is chock full of paintings, sculptures, knick knacks and more. No pressure to buy things.

Thank J S
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