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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 20 7747 2885
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Ranked #16 of 1,112 Attractions in London
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and... more » Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. The National Gallery's permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have visited often, usually to view a room or two. To pass from the city bustle outside to the peace and beauty within is relaxing, stimulating, and transforming. Don't miss it

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

During our recent trip to London we visited several museums but there was none better than the National Gallery (for our taste). The renaissance paintings, the audio tour, the layout...what more can I say. It was one of the highlights of our London visit!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Check the museum website before you go for: - Introduction of the collection so you can decide what you want to see first - Free guided tour time table. I participated one and enjoyed it.The tour guide (should be called Nick) was cheerful and explained three drawings with interesting facts and comments - Opening hours - Download the map in... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We are so lucky to have this collection of art accessible to everyone in the heart of our capital city. Can get busy but worth a wait.

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Not the best one, but for sure worth visiting when in London. Some descent pictures of italian artists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am not very knowledgeable in art, I know the popular pieces and artists but this museum captivated me. Other reviews have noted the diversity, which is remarkable, but the pieces themselves are very special. Yes, you will find van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Titian, Monet, a couple of da Vinci's and some unfinished Michaelangelo and a number of other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Who doesn't love a free museum? Beautiful collection and some of my favorite works of art, in person. We got through in just a few hours - very easy to fit into our day.

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great balance in the collection. Start in the Sainsbury Wing and see the two Leonardos, the Wilton Diptych, the Crivellis and Botticellis, Mystic Nativity. Visit the VanEyck painting called the "Arnofini Portrait". On to the main building with two Caravaggios and Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun's self portrait. End up in the Impressionist section with Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Pissaro, Morisot, Renoir, Degas... More

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Sunnyvale, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery is a great place to take a break from the city street hustle around Trafalgar Square. The art is a good mix of collections from many famous artists and includes several recognizable pieces. No cost (donation) to enter is also good opportunity to enjoy this collection of talent and history of times.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Come here and check out their collections. Admission is FREE. from van Gogh to da Vinci and Michealangelo. It is prefectly located at Trafalgar square.

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