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National Museum of Art

Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
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Ranked #9 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Coyoaca is the place to go for the tianguis (bazaar). The items are more expensive but you can have more quality and security. There are plenty of places to eat and the churros are awesome. Bring cash as they don't take cards in the bazaar.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Besides being located in a great part of the city, the museums has a lot to offer in terms of architecture and content. A must see for any visit to the City of Mexico!

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wish I'd have more time to explore this beautiful building with it's expositions. The murals of Diego Riviera were imposing! Also the museum shop is a worth of visit.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of my favorites. Great collections and international expositions. Additionaly, the building itself is a work of art.

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London, United Kingdom
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205 attraction reviews
2,539 helpful votes 2,539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

- Free entry on Sundays - No audio guide available for rent. - Security guards kept following us - Toilet on second floor - Wanted to charge us 5 peso for taking picture but we declined politely. We saw a bunch of people taking photos without even paying 5 peso. So skip the 5 peso deal! - Every painting or... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It sounds crazy but the security guards were very protective of the English guides available in some exhibit rooms. I could not take the cards out of the room. I don't understand why they though I wanted to take the cards home. I simply had not found the painting the cards were referring to yet. It is my fault the... More 

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Oaxaca
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Currently (December 2014) they are featuring my favorite Mexican artist, Jose Maria Velasco, who is Mexico's premier landscape artist, as well as other well known landscape artists. It is difficult to believe how small Mexico City was in the 1800s with portions of the lake still in existence. Don't miss the other Mexican works especially those showing the conquest. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were quite satisfied with the visit to National Museum of Art- which provided us a wide view of Mexican culture. The visit worths every penny we spent. Would highly recommend!

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The National Museum of Art is of course specialized in Mexican art. The quality is very high abd the overall collection is well worth it. Certain portraits from the late 1500 and early 1600 are spectacular in their details and use of light. Certainly well worth it.

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Gary, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum displays a good cross-section of Mexican painting from the 16th into the 20th centuries. The museum has been renovated very recently and provides an excellent environment for the works it displays. The paintings from colonial Meico are predominantly large-scale religious pieces, competently executed but reflecting standards of religious piety and artistic taste which are not very contemporary. There... More 

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