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National Gallery of Art

West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
202-737-4215
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Ranked #1 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other... more » Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

National Gallery of Art has free admission and numerous collections of all sorts of art. In one hour you can see Picasso, Rothko, Modigliani, chef d'oeuvres of American furniture and much more. It is very enjoyable since there's not too many people there and you can take your time looking at art and reading all the information about the piece.

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Old Bridge NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing how beautiful the paintings are in this gallery. Really worth the trip. Take your time and drink it all in.

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Toongabbie, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I should start by saying I came to this gallery by accident - was aiming for the National Portrait Gallery but made a navigational error and ended up here instead. Didn't realise until I was inside, so decided to grab a 'West Building Highlights' brochure and give it a quick look before going to the NPG. Firstly, the highlights brochure... More

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Tampa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A place to get lost in. Landscape drawings and picturesque furniture, plant etchings, portraits and the flowers outside the building were all exquisite and made this a delightful way to spend the afternoon.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

was excellent. inner courtyard a magnificent place to have a casual lunch, cafeteria-style. Very good food.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful collection housed in a building worth the visit for itself. Each gallery has comfy seating in the middle, great for when you get overwhelmed, which is often. A highlight of my stay in Washington. Everyone of all ages will discover something wonderful here.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I could go back and spend hours here. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. And it is free! The collection and special exhibits are unbelievable....beyond words in their beauty. Allot yourself at least 4 or more hours, and you will still only skim the collection. A note of warning to those who want to see the adjoining sculpture garden....the gates do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This museum doesn't get the attention that the Air and Space or Natural History museums do but it really is a must see on your Washington, D.C. trip. The collections are wide in scope with some breathtaking works of art on display.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this museum. It was not as busy as the other museums on the Mall. Outstanding collection of Dutch old masters but also French Impressionist. Nice feature is the Highlights tour if you have less then one hour to spend.

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McLean, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great selection of paintings! There are many different mediums available. (Including furniture!) We went to see the new Van Gough painting. The only bad thing is that the part that I was most excited for (the modern art) was closed for renovation. I love the walkway into the modern art! The museum has a good café.

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