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National Museum of Art

Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
55 5130 3400
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Ranked #18 of 286 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Amazing collection of Mexico's history and culture. You must visit! We stayed a few hours, but you need a lot more time to capture it all.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The service at this meal was exceptional - no lengthy waits between courses. The food was well prepared and presented however, the surroundings were the exceptional part of this meal.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The permanent exhibits here are so extensive that they merit multiple visits. Additionally, the temporary exhibitions are of the quality of a true National Museum of Art. The one that I viewed today, while only on display for a few more days, is typical of such quality: Male Nudes in art and sculpture.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's a fine museum with very good paintings of Jose María Velasco and another mexican artists, Well worth visiting it!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I agree with the previous contributor about the staff 'stalking' you - it was quite uncomfortable when they would peer round to see what I was doing (looking at the pictures, funnily enough). There is, as has already been commented upon, an awful lot of religious art. On level 1 I found my favourite works, mostly from mid 19th -... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Very controlling staff who practically stalked us the whole time. I felt like I was in some kind of weir Dr Who set with lifeless eyes following us the whole time. We left early because it was so oppressive, No-one smiled. What paintings we did see were of course wonderful.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Please go to this place. The building is magnificent with amazing wood and brass works. There is a beautiful staircase that is wonderful. Check out the concert room and all of the beautiful ceilings. The exhibits are from 1600's to 1900's. Most of the works are from Mexico and are varied with sculptures as well as paintings. Included are works... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The building itself is the most striking feature- and nice and cool on a hot day. The collections for the most part are less than striking. The top floor is all Christian paintings- not that there's anything wrong with that I guess, but frankly they are just dull, filler type stuff. I hope that doesn't sound mean! The next floor... More

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boise, id
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The National Museum of Art is the best museum I've seen in Mexico. it has Mexican (and some Spanish) art from the 1500's through the current time. If you can read Spanish, it has a wonderful art history narrative in each room. The building itself, built during Portofirio's time, it exquisite. This is the Louvre of Mexico, a must see.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The National Museum of Art is definitely worth a visit if (a) you love western art, (b) you want to see the transition of art from the period of the Spanish conquest of Mexico to the early 20th century and (c) if it happens to be as hot as hell outside and want a really cool place to get relief!... More

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