About Academie des Beaux-Arts

Academie des Beaux-Arts is an art school and has loads of sculptures around the grounds. Students and professors are always at work. The Académie des Beaux-Arts is a French learned society. It is one of the five academies of the Institut de France. Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa, or Academy of Fine Arts, is a higher art school with a park in which the visitor can see forty original sculptures made by the students and teachers, and an exhibition hall with oil paintings and other artifacts. It is a college dedicated to art lovers, who love to spend time here. If you're an art lover, this is a don't-miss.

Must See

  • Gardens are lovely and they have a wonderful selection of works from Congolese artists. 
  • Excellent exhibitions of local and popular themes.
  • Outdoor sculpture gardens.
  • Exposition halls.

How to reach

One can hire a local taxi or bus. It is 17 km away from Kinshasa. It will take 43 minutes. A local taxi will cost around 149,796.20 CDF.


  • Artwork pieces on display are available for purchase, no bargaining is required.
  • Art exhibitions are very unique and interesting to see.
  • One can also see the artists working in their evening classes.
  • Beautiful surroundings with sculptures.
  • Don't drink and smoke inside the place. 
  • Pets are not allowed. 
  • As for permission before taking photographs.
  • Keep drinking water with you. 

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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