Monday, July 6, 2009

Centro Asturiano... the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.


brianmack said...

that is one beautiful pic! as always,
thank you for a great blog-

Anonymous said...


According to Wikipedia this building is one of two housing the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes with the original building housing the Cuban artists collection, and this one housing non-Cuban art. Is Wikipedia right? (I guess in the interest of directing would-be tourists anxious to see Lam's and Portocarrero's we should clarify this point!)

It is interesting to see that this building was built by the Asturian (northern Spaniards) immigrants as a social club (one part of civil society that was exterminated with the 1959 Revolution.)

Una de cal y una de arena!

Vecino de NF

Phil Peters said...

I haven't been inside either building, but I think you're right, the museum consists of this building plus the modern one very nearby, facing the old presidential palace, now Museo de la Revolucion. It is amazing to look at that building, and the grandiose Centro Gallego across the square, and think of them functioning as social clubs for people from different provinces of Spain.