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National Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Centro
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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: 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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Big expectations; big disappointment

I like art. And I like Mexican art. So, when I read in their website (www.munal.mx) that this Museum shows "art works produced in Mexico between the second half of the 16th... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I like art. And I like Mexican art. So, when I read in their website (www.munal.mx) that this Museum shows "art works produced in Mexico between the second half of the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century" with the purpose of "offering a global and synthetic view of the Mexican art in this period" I got... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We always check out what is happening at the time and also enjoy revisiting the permanent collection

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Aside from multiple galleries of art too numerous to absorb in a single day, the architecture of the grand stairway is amazing in of itself. And don't miss the Post office across the street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The building is grand and the special exhibits are always good, but this is the most unwelcoming and user-unfriendly museum I have visited since East Berlin in the 1970s. The ticket admission desk is not visible in the foyer, It is hidden behind a column and you have to walk past two frowning guards to get to it. You are... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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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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USA
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43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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