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National Museum of Art

Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
55 5130 3400
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Ranked #19 of 289 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I thought that this meuseum was very intresting and different from the art meuseum in PA. I only stayed 1 hour, but you need a lot more time to experence it all!

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Los Angeles
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I had 40mins to spare while working downtown and a short hop over to Museum. First of all the galleries are amazing and the paintings are wonderfully organized and hung. The Security was a nightmare being constantly followed with at least 4 guards per room. Excessive considering I was in a suit etc. Definitely worth the trip.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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80 helpful votes 80 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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