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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to...

This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.

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A gem not to be missed!

When it comes to museums in Mexico City, the options are bountiful. Thus, many visitors end up hitting the most famous ones (which are great). Just barely two blocks away from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
William G
Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When it comes to museums in Mexico City, the options are bountiful. Thus, many visitors end up hitting the most famous ones (which are great). Just barely two blocks away from Palacion the Bellas Artes, you'll find the MUNAL (Museo Nacional de Arte) in the gorgeous Palace of Communications building. Go when they open at 10am and you'll have the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be brief, I don't think I would go back unless there was a special exhibit I wanted to see but it was great to see so much great Mexican art. Go ahead and pay the 5 pesos to be allowed to take photos inside because you will want to.

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Amazing building and first class exhibits. Visit their website to plan your visit for they have wonderful traveling exhibits and events. Very affordable admission cost. Well worth the visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

10 minute walk from the Zocalo and free admission (possibly due to the day)outside there are regular large scale aztec dance acts very interesting. Easily one of the most beautiful buildings I've seen, fantastic exhibitions, definitely a world class museum.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This is a truly Fine Arts Museum. A must for art lovers, holds a permanent collection of 19th century Art, first half of 20th century Art and New Spain Art, with works of several mexican and spanish artists, The building in the inside is exquisite and is perfectly well preserved. You will be surprised to know the works of great... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This museum is full of marvelous pieces of art. The building per se is magnificent. This is a place that you need to visit if in Mexico D.F.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Whether you are an art historian, or just a little bit interested in art in general and Mexican art in particular, this is one of the greatest collections in Latin America. Located in what was a palatial ministry, it is encyclopedic in its scope: paintings and sculpture of the highest quality.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

As other reviewers have said, the building is amazing and defies description. Beautifully maintained. I was surprised at how fascinating the collection is. An outstanding collection that cannot be found in any other art museum. Definitely a destination for those interested in art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

It is a must see if you are in Central City. The building is also beautiful and there were many exhibits to see.

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Centro Historico
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.