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Musée National des Beaux Arts de Québec, Québec City

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1R 5H3
Tel: 866 220 2150 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 643 2150's insider take:

There are more than 27,000 works of art here, from the beginning of the colony to the present. You'll discover countless artists whose haunting sculptures and paintings will leave you wondering why they are unknown outside Canada. The museum is housed in two buildings, one of them a former prison (one cell has been preserved as an exhibit), linked by a soaring glass-roofed hall. The café-restaurant serves up artistically presented food using Québec ingredients and commands a terrific view of Battlefields Park and the St. Lawrence River.

Thursday through Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm June to August. Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm, September to May.

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