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Museum of Art and History

Route de Morat 12, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

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About Museum of Art and History

Spread over three old buildings in the town of Fribourg, the museum has a magnificent garden in front of it adorned with monumental sculptures by Saint Phalle, Luginbühl, Ramseyer, Wiggli and Angéloz. Among the museum's many displays you will find a collection of local archaeology, objects presenting Fribourg's political and cultural life and sculptures and paintings from the 11th to the 20th centuries. The Art and History Museum is located near the Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle an


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Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle0.15km from Museum of Art and History

L'Espace is a magical place that pays tribute to the creativity of two great artists of the 20th century. Erected in 1900, the building originally housed the Fribourg tramway depot. The memory of the place takes on a poetic dimension in dialogue with Tinguely's work. Among other things, the visitor will discover a masterpiece by Jean Tinguely: the "Retable de l'Abondance Occidentale et du Mercantilisme totalitaire" and the 22 reliefs entitled "Remembering" by Niki de Saint Phalle.

Musée Gutenberg0.17km from Museum of Art and History

The Gutenberg Museum of Fribourg aims to help visitors understand the different aspects of letterpress printing and communication in an interesting way. It invites novices and specialists, school classes, young people and adults into the multicoloured world of the art of printing. The museum also has two rooms that can be rented for various occasions. They are equipped with the latest presentation technology - ideal for corporate events.

St-Nicolas Cathedral0.29km from Museum of Art and History

Fribourg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Fribourg, Switzerland, built in the Gothic style, on a rocky outcrop 50 meters above the river Sarine, dominating the medieval town below. It is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg. It is one of the notable architecture of the Gothic style.

Fri Art Kunsthalle0.51km from Museum of Art and History

Fribourg's Contemporary Art Centre Fri Art, mounts temporary exhibitions with experienced artists. Its artistic influence and avant-garde vision have enabled it to acquire an international reputation. With its coherent and forward-looking programme, Fri Art is a laboratory, a production centre open to the development of current artistic trends.

Pont de Zaehringen0.55km from Museum of Art and History

The Zaehringen bridge was built in 1924, replacing the Grand suspension bridge, which stood in the same place since 1834. It has a span of 273 meters It was the pride and joy of the people of Fribourg, and visitors from around the world flocked to see it. The bridge has also been discribe in books and painted by many artists and writers.

Bible and Orient Museum0.61km from Museum of Art and History

The cabinet of exhibition of the collection the Bible and Orient Museum offers an outline of the distant world of the ancient east cradle of the biblical texts and three world religions. A collection of Egyptian seals  as well as a significant collection of cylindrical seals are to be seen in the cabinet. It was one of the unique museums in Switzerland and also attracts a lot of tourists here.

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Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. The canton takes its name from its capital city of Fribourg. It is bounded to the west by Lake Neuchâtel, to the west and the south by the canton of Vaud, and to the east by the canton of Bern.