National Museum of Fine Arts
Over eight thousand sculptural, visual and decorative pieces of art. Spectacular!
The biggest museum in Africa
Only a building as beautiful as this would be fit for the largest museum of fine arts in Africa. With over eight thousand pieces of art, it is truly unmissable and not only for its priceless collection but for the grandeur of the building; a four-story, art Deco masterpiece by the architect Paul Guion. Highlights includes the porcelain collection, decorative arts and furnishings, but the most impressive pieces are probably the first-class paintings and sculptures by the likes of Rodin, Degas, Delacroix, Monet or Renoir. A true testament to good taste. The work by the 19th-century Orientalist painters and the highly valuable pieces by contemporary Algerian artists are also worth a special mention. The National Museum of Fine Arts is next to the Jardin d'Essai, offering some spectacular views of the park and the Mediterranean Sea.
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