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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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Longs, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I understand that these paintings are priceless and irreplaceable, I really do. But I think they could rethink the backpack rule. You can't wear a backpack on your back, not even a little mini one. A middle-aged woman like me with a little tiny backpack is NOT going to knock a painting off the wall. And then I was told... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a DC native, I visit at least once a year. The National Gallery is as important to the cultural landscape of America as other great museums of the world. Extraordinary art, beautiful building. A tribute to the creative spirit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Perfect respite from summer heat and humidity or winter chill. Don't miss the East Wing and be sure to see the DaVinci which is exquisite.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Do not visit unless you appreciate ART. There are really 2 National Galleries of Art, the building at 4th (100% contemporary) and the one at 6th and Constitution, which is classic art. There is an underground passage between the two galleries.

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poole, uk
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My kids aren't too bad in art galleries, but even so I try to target certain items when we go to them so they don't get too bored. They loved the impressionist gallery, including a beautiful recent Van Gogh acquisition. The Degas sculpture is worth seeing too, as is the one n the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Downingtown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

worth seeing, even better is the gift shop and cafe, worth getting out of the sun and cooling off for a bit.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the new acquisition piece of Van Gogh and truly enjoyed the Degas, Picasso, Rembrandt and especially the Da Vinci. We were there during Cherry Blossom festival and museum was still not too crowded.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Okay, it's almost all paintings, everything from Gothic through modern and contemporary and it goes through chronologically. The history of this Gallery tied with the dealer Duveen and the philanthropist collector Kress and others is stunning in its depth - from Bernardo Daddi, Giotto to Van Der Weyden, Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Hals, Veronese, Titian, Fragonard, Monet, Matisse... We usually... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Have been here many times but always come back. Love the Italian and French collections. They have recently acquired another Van Gogh and it's always great to see a DaVinci. Wish that Dali's "Sacrament of the Last Supper" was displayed better. The Cascades Café is a wonderful spot to have lunch and rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is can't miss stop whenever I am in D.C.! You won't be disappointed, this is a world class art gallery that is absolutely free!

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