Book now  

Museum Puri Lukisan

Our rating:

Museum Puri Lukisan or “Palace of Paintings” offers an excellent collection of Balinese art spanning the development of the various artistic styles in Bali, only slightly eclipsed by the collection at Neka Art Museum.





Conveniently located smack bang in the centre of Ubud and set in beautifully tranquil gardens as alluring as the exhibits, punctuated with ponds and sculptures (look for the carved figure almost growing out of the large banyan tree at the back of the garden), four pavilions house the collection, and even the less art-inclined will find a visit here to be well worthwhile. We’d say allow a couple of hours for a good viewing of the collection.

Classic entrance. Photo taken in or around Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Classic entrance. Photo: Sally Arnold

In 1936 expat artists Rudolf Bonnet and Walter Spies, together with Balinese artist I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and Princes of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and Tjokorda Gde Raka Sukawati established the Pita Maha foundation to maintain the standards of Balinese art, and to guide artists from producing fodder solely for the mass tourist market (unfortunately today there’s a lot of the latter in Ubud). The foundation later led to the establishment of the Museum Puri Lukisan with Tjokorda Gde Raka Sukawati as the director and Rudolf Bonnet as the curator, officially opened in 1956 it was the first of its ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


Don’t miss the boat!

Please subscribe to Travelfish.org to read the rest of this article, or log in here.


Subscribing to Travelfish costs A$35 per year and it gets you access to more than 200 downloadable guides to specific destinations, fabulous discount coupons and 50% off our personalised travel planning service. Sign up here.


By .





Museum Puri Lukisan
Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud
Daily 09:00–18:00
T: (0361) 971 159 
info@museumpurilukisan.com
http://museumpurilukisan.com
Admission: Entry fee is 85,000 rupiah. Children under 15 accompanied by an adult are free.

Location map for Museum Puri Lukisan

Start planning your holiday today

Sent every Monday, our newsletter is full of travel advice, news & special deals. Read past issues.

   

Popular attractions in Ubud

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Ubud.



Best places to stay in Ubud

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Ubud.


What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Ubud.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Read up on where to eat on Ubud.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Ubud.
 Read up on how to get to Ubud.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Ubud? Please read this.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.


See below for more sights and activities in Ubud that are listed on Travelfish.org.


Top of page


Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ubud? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


Top of page