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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
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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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Nice little museum

I don't expect the museums found in Washington DC or Chicago when I travel abroad. So, look at these places with an appreciation for the country rather than from the perspective... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Gatapatas G
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La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I don't expect the museums found in Washington DC or Chicago when I travel abroad. So, look at these places with an appreciation for the country rather than from the perspective of being blown away. Make time to stroll through the gardens.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice museum but nothing you haven't seen before. It does have Mexican pieces that you might not see elsewhere like Frida's pieces. It's location is very refreshing too.

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Milan, Italy
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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2,672 helpful votes 2,672 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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