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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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+52 55 5130 3400
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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to...

This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.

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Nice art in a beautiful building!!

Nice art museum experience with a fine collection inside a beautiful building. More art than the Palacio of Bellas Artes and pleasant place to wander around and enjoy the unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chet D
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice art museum experience with a fine collection inside a beautiful building. More art than the Palacio of Bellas Artes and pleasant place to wander around and enjoy the unique setting.Would recommend to anyone interested in fine art museums.

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Thank Chet D
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has stunningly beautiful murals, with striking colors. Do not forget to visit if you are in Ciudad de Mexico.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first tried to go to the museum on a Saturday afternoon. on arrival I was confronted by an hour and a half line up. So I went back the next day 10 minutes before the doors opened to find another, much shorter line. The delight was that most of the folks in line were locals not tourists! the accidental... More 

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there on Sunday since it's free for everybody especially for people who are not into art. Stunning architectures.and buildings around this museums are amazing too.

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Thank junechild
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It a magnificent building full of beautiful pieces of art from different dates. If possible, wait for a guide to take you in tour over the museum. My favorite artist there is Jose Maria Velasco with paintings of ancient Mexico city.

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Thank Luis. T
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Always feel welcome!!! A great to visit with friends and Grandkids...too teach them about there history...

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Aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Museo Nacional del Arte (Munal) has an interesting collection of paintings and sculpture by local artists, but the ones we really came to see (Rivera, Orozco) were not accessible during re-arrangement (in February 2017) of some of the galleries, and none had been relocated to be available during the changeover. The air-conditioning is fierce; we have never before seen gallery... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are two floors of 'pisos'. The first is worth seeing as it contains a wonderful collection of 19th century and early 20th century Mexican landscapes by predominantly Mexican but also some European artists. The second floor is 16th to 18th mostly religious paintings somewhat reminiscent of what you'll see in the Uffizi except by more minor artists. The building... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This the landmark for paintings in Mexico: from 16th century colonial paintings to 20th century Mexican avant garde. This is the Mexican national gallery of art. Moreover, the building is beautiful. Try to not miss it (unless you don't like paintigs).

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Almost an entire floor of suffering, dying and flying religious figures; large dark works in need of cleaning, but not worth the effort since the execution is mediocre at best. However, there are also some nice 19th century romantic & neoclassical pictures worth the look. Also some very fine works (wish there were more) from the early 20th century. There... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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