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Museo de Bellas Artes

Bellas Artes - Tenerife The “Museo de Bellas Artes” is located in “Santa Cruz de Tenerife” which is in turn, in the island of Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands – Spain. Its address is Jose Murphy Street, close to the Plaza del Principe.

The museum entrance is decorated with sculptures of important characters of Tenerife, such as Teobaldo Power (Musician and Composer), Angel Guimará (Poet and Dramatist), Juan de Iriarte (Literary man and Grammarian), Antonio de Viana (Poet), Villalba Hervás (Historian), Valentin Sanz (Artist) and Bethencourt (Engineer).

The museum is formed by fourteenrooms and it shows pieces from the XVI to the XX century. The building where the “Museo de Bellas Artes” is located was built by the architect Eladio Laredo.

The museum started as a place where the flags won in the battle with Nelson in 1840, were exhibited, and was remodeled in 1933 to exhibit more pieces of art. Nowadays besides the notorious flags, there are important artworks, such as:
  • Triptico de Nava y Giron” by Pieter Guecke.
  • San Andres” by Jose de Rivera.
  • Orfeo” by Bueghel.
  • A portrait of Isabel II by Federico de Madrazo and Fernando Vizcai.

Besides these authors, you can find works of others important artists like:
  • Gaspar de Quevedo.
  • CristobalHernandez de Quintana.
  • Juan de Miranda.
  • Gonzales Mendez.

You can visit the museum in a tour that generally includes other important places such as: Santa Cruz Monumental, Squares and Boulevards, and more museums.

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