Venezuelan art at its best. More than 6,000 works under the roof of this huge building.
This is the greatest exhibition of Venezuelan national art, spanning the centuries from pre-Columbian to the present, and featuring colonial painting and sculpture as well as masterpieces from the early years of independence. Created in 1975, the National Gallery of Art was originally housed in the former headquarters of the Museum of Fine Arts at the Central University of Venezuela. In 2009, however, it moved to its current home, a giant building on Avenida de Mexico designed by architect Carlos Gomez de Llanera. Its 290,000 square feet are totally dedicated to Venezuelan art, divided among 11 halls housing more than 6000 works. The National Gallery of Art may be visited every day free of charge, and includes an interesting shop within its walls.