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National Museum of Art

Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
55 5130 3400
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Ranked #17 of 291 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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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like modern art this is a nice place to stop while you are in Mexico city. There were some great pieces, a nice Freda Kahlo and other notable artists works.

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México
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Maybe because the dimension or the hall disposition or the simplicity of the space structure that is just there perfectly assembled by a central stair, this is my favorite museum, yes when you arrive there you know that Remedios Varo permanent exhibition lives there, yes you know that the Mexican painters permanent exhibition will just not disappoint you even if... More

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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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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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24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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