Museo Nacional de Artes
Museo Nacional de Artes
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present. The most important collection of Mexican art.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Bellas Artes • 4 min walk
  • Allende • 4 min walk
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jnash84
Bournemouth, UK487 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
There were some nice art works here and there are several floors in a nice building. The entrance fee was $10 US for both of us so less than £5 UK each and would have been lower if paid in pasos but they only took cash and we didn’t haven local currency yet (note always better to pay local and not worth having US dollars on you, we’re from UK but had dollars to use up)

You have to pay extra if you want to take photos and get a badge to wear to say you can take them but we were happy just looking around and taking it in.

For us the reason very average is we don’t speak or read Spanish, and whilst would absolutely expect Spanish to be first there were only 2 pieces of painting in the entire building we saw with English translation and no audio tape provided or options given - so we really couldn’t learn much about the history and found this a little hard going. As was the way round which wasn’t very clearly laid out but they seemed very set in making you follow.

There were also MANY staff / helpers which although polite I felt constantly watched and in one case followed around which was a little intrusive almost like I was going to try and touch a painting maybe

Worth a visit and not expensive but without option of translation for learning, and the feeling of being watched constantly would say very average and not something we really enjoyed
Written November 5, 2022
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arn538
Twentynine Palms, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a very large Art Museum of Mexico. It takes hours to walk through to see all of the artwork displayed. My partner and I spent all morning until 1pm viewing all the artwork displayed. There are a number of artworks by Diego Rivera spread throughout the museum for anyone who is interested in his art.
Written July 29, 2022
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Rosemary
Parrsboro, Canada11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The gazillion employees take great delight in telling you where to walk, which way and such detail - all a little overbearing. The bulk of the art is religious with primarily a very dark tone. Some of the modern art was interesting and we loved the sculptures.
Written May 4, 2022
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This is a wonderful museum in many ways. The architecture is fantastic, from the very old Colonial Spanish exterior to the gorgeous interior courtyard. There's a great collection of paintings inside from early portraits to landscapes to historical presentations to some modern works. In addition, there's arts of other types including jewelry and mementos of all shapes and sizes. There's also a fantastic sculpture room one could easily spend a couple hours in alone.
Written January 23, 2022
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emaletoronto
emaletoronto38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This Museum displays the best of Mexican art from the colonial days right up to the 1940s. My favourite pieces are at the tail end of the collection, so the Art Nouveau pieces. It occasionally hosts some grand special exhibits, like the impressive Otto Dix (German Expressionism) retrospective I saw in the Fall of 2016. The building on its own with its majestic staircases and rooms is worth a visit.
Written September 19, 2021
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TravelerAndrew
Boston, MA126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Unless you're a fan of colonial, religious oil paintings, you can probably skip this museum. Yes, it is centrally located. Yes, it has a gorgeous facade and the interior is also quite stunning. And yes, it will feel like a "must do" because it is one of the most famous museums in Mexico. However, much of the collection appears rather depressing because of the eras (and subsequent art) it represents. There is a lovely Diego Rivera piece here, and there were some other great 19th century impressionist-like paintings. Yet, we left feeling uninspired.
Written December 28, 2022
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howardxp1
New York City, NY422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
It’s certainly one of the Big Art museums of Mexico. You’ll find exactly what you’d expect in a large art museum. Probably 30-40% is the usual Catholic Art with people killing other people.
The rest is Mexican history from different periods.
Written March 2, 2020
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
A very nice history of Mexican art, generally with emphasis from 16th to 19th centuries. There are some huge works and a lot of religious art. Some nice sculpture also. There are some 20th modern works but they were few. Signage was mostly in Spanish with some macro explanation in English. Admission was Mx$80 (a bit steep for Mexico) but Sundays is free.
Written April 13, 2022
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turksandallys
38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We enjoyed visiting the Museum. For me, the best part was the architecture inside and the modern/contemporary sections. There was also a cool non-permanent exhibit focused on food in Mexico but I'm unsure how long it will remain.

There were a lot of helpers there, but we still managed to go the wrong way at some point so navigating the place wasn't that pleasant. I'm sure they are people doing their job re: Covid, but we learned this through trial and error.
Written July 31, 2022
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Roberto113
New York City, NY336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Museo Nacional de Arte (known for its accronym MUNAL) occupies a magnificent century old building that originally was home to the Ministry of Telecommunications. It has rich permanent exhibitions of painting ans sculpture by Mexican artists from different periods after Mexico's Independence. Among these, the collection of landscapes by Jose Maria Velasco is simply outstanding. Besides, every quarter or so the MUNAL opens some temporary exhibitions devoted to international painting and sculpture, including classical and modern top artists from many countries around the world. It is a very pleasant museum.
Written April 3, 2016
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