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National Museum of Art

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Centro Historico
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Address: Calle Tacuba 8 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 55 5130 3400
10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great place for family to visit...

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank abarriosphotos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This museum is under budgeted but what can you say. Some good historical pieces and a good traveling exhibit. Easy to walk to.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The building itself is a piece of art worth exploring. The paintings and sculptures are magnificent, some very large. Entrance is free on Sunday and after 6:00 pm (open till 8:00 pm). On the first floor are older painting, while on the top floor the visitor will find more modern works. I suggest at least two hours for a meaningful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Mexico City is replete with an embarrassment of choices of museums for every taste, most of them really really nice, and this place is no exception. Not sure I'd go back anytime soon, but it really was a meaningful visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

German influenced art can be found here. The exhibit I saw was about German artists who were not favored by German government due to their art which went against Nazi politics during the artists' time of fruition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went here after visiting several Diego Rivera murals and don't get me wrong, I love those murals but to us outsiders that's the extent of our knowledge of Mexican art...unless we are Art History majors. This is quite an impressive and extensive collection. It's a little confusing to navigate through the different rooms so I was afraid we would... 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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