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Historic Port-au-Prince: A Wealth of Haitian Art and Artists

10/05/2016

For those seeking to learn more about Haitian art, the historic Le Plaza Hotel is the perfect journeys-end. Conveniently located in the heart of the City, the hotel itself features several stunning works by Haitian artists, as well as easy access to additional art venues. Below is a list of six of the best galleries in the area.

Galerie Monnin, Petion-Ville: Specializes in cultural Haitian art and European pieces. 

Musée du Panthéon National Haitien aka the National Museum of Haiti, Port-au-Prince: Within walking distance of Le Plaza Hotel, and features many cultural artifacts along with paintings of Haitian culture.

Expressions Art Gallery, Petion-Ville: Displays work from well-known artists as well as emerging locals - a collection of local and international art.

Galerie d’art Nader, Petion-Ville: The largest collection of Haitian art in the world.

Galerie Marassa, Petion-Ville: Exhibiting both Haitian and greater Caribbean art - specializing in the avant-garde.

El-Saieh Gallery, Port-au-Prince: A large collection of traditional Haitian art.

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  • “Great Haitian atmosphere”

    We really enjoyed this property. The staff was very friendly and even went out of their way to accommodate us, by letting us check in early after flying all night. The atmosphere was very laid back just as most Haitians are.

    – Gregory C

  • “Oasis”

    Located off the central town square it has good security and is the obvious expat place to stay. Nice garden breakfast area near a well received pool. Tranquil after the huddle and bustle outside. Rooms are clean, beds are very comfortable and the hot showers a blessing.

    – Harlequin_dreaming

  • “Highly Recommended”

    A very pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff greeted me upon arrival. Vladimir, who quickly handled my special requests, was especially helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel for all travelers, whether on business or vacation.

    – Matthew W

  • “Great Stay”

    Great experience. All the staff was very helpful and the rooms were very clean. Vladimir and James were very supportive and helpful as well. The front desk and restaurant was high class. We will definitely be back.

    – Tyler S

  • “PG from Florida”

    I really enjoyed the family atmosphere at Leplaza hotel . Every single staff was very nice courteous, helpful , professional from the security guards to the receptionists , the staffs at the bar and restaurant . I had the greatest times of my life because everyone make feels at home especially at the reception and the bar- restaurant . I strongly recommend Leplaza Hotel . My rooms were nicely cleaned daily . I want to go back soon because they made me feel special . I want to thank all the staff about their warm welcome .

    – PPGedeon