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Museo Nacional de San Carlos

Puente de Alvarado, 50, Mexico City 06030, Mexico
52-5-5923721
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Ranked #69 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This small museum is connected with the famous San Carlos Academy, the art school which Diego Rivera attended.

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California
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This beautiful little museum, located a short stroll from the Alameda, is the equivalent of an art history lesson. It lays out how art changed over time, all in a small space. It also has a very nice little gift shop. I am not usually all that fond of religious art, of which there is lots, but as it was... More

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Hyderabad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Museo National de San Carlos houses European art but that is much less interesting than its beautiful architecture. The building is an oval neo-classic gem and sitting on benches on the interior is an opportunity to sit and catch your breath. I can't recall a single painting but the image of the building is firmly in my mind. I... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The building is almost worth going to see this museum. Ellipitical shape, columns to the sky surround an open courtyard. It lends a peaceful and beatific eye to the sky. The art is European religious art, and I can only take a half hour of such, so about two hours was a little long to be looking at that kind... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

What did I like about this? Everything! It costs next to nothing to get in and there is a good amount of work from the 'greats' and a huge amount of quality Mexican art. Recommended!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Easily, my favorite small collection because it is walkable, not overwhelming and contains plenty of fantastic artwork from the Mexican colonial period, and some a bit older, right through the 19th century. With a lovely garden out back, it's not overwhelming, and doesn't make you feel like you're missing out on half the stuff because there is just so much.... More

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