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National Gallery of Art

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
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+1 202-737-4215
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...

One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.

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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art

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I found myself becoming overloaded halfway through the second floor and I am a grown woman with a lot of energy. There is just so much to take in that trying to do it all in a few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found myself becoming overloaded halfway through the second floor and I am a grown woman with a lot of energy. There is just so much to take in that trying to do it all in a few hours seems like gorging a meal. Recommend one floor a day or do one in am then have lunch and come back... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

National Gallery is one of the best art museums I went. I've been to the Art Institute in Chicago, but I think this one is better. You can spend your whole day inside and enjoy the art and culture. Btw, there are two buildings; don't miss one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the premiere art galleries in the world. A must see in DC. I love that there aren't normally that many people and you can admire the paintings calmly, without being pushed around like in NYLon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always an interesting place to spend a few hours. There's too much to see in one visit- narrow it down before you go. Free concerts in the garden room on Sunday evenings.

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and lots to see. Easy to get around. Free access and possible to use just a little time or hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my son at his request and was amazed that I never entered the doors during st least 20 prior visits to the Smithsonian. It is a beautiful piece or art, itself.

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This art museum has a world class permanent art collection covering all styles and media. It also has excellent temporary exhibits that are well curated. They also have an adjacent outdoor sculpture garden.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful art, amazing gift store. Truly one not to miss on your visit to D.C. It is free which is awesome. Don't bring backpacks or large bags, as security frowns on it, but it is hard to not be a tourist without a bag for the day. Note: they close at 5 pm and kick people out. So don't think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to the United States, let alone Washington D.C. itself would not be complete without spending a good deal of time at the National Gallery of Art, one of the great museums of the world. Besides possessing such rarities as the only Leonardo DaVinci painting that can be seen in public in North America, there is a wonderful room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The East Building of the National Gallery has been beautifully renovated, featuring artwork from early impressionism through present day. They have added a new roof terrace for sculpture., featuring the huge blue "Hahn/Cock" (chicken). They've added a changing exhibition of Rothko paintings as well a tower filled with works by Calder. The gelato/espresso bar in the lower level is a... More 

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