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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
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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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Beautiful turn-of-the-century building houses one of the best Mexican art collections

This beautiful building, once the telegraph offices, houses one of the most complete Mexican art collections comprising the 19th and early 20th century. Often concerts on weekends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful building, once the telegraph offices, houses one of the most complete Mexican art collections comprising the 19th and early 20th century. Often concerts on weekends.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this not being too familiar with Mexican art but it was a good couple of hours spent looking at paintings. We enjoyed it a lot and this was topped by the free entry (I think it was a Sunday). Would recommend. The coffee shop is also quite cheap and have a great selection of hot and cold drinks +... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very well presented museum with friendly staff. A number of large galleries with works spanning several centuries over 3 floors - I particularly enjoyed the collection of Mexican landscapes. Also free on sundays!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

If you like art and want to introduce your kids to loving it you should come here. They have amazing art works and art workshops for all ages.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 June 30, 2016 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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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.