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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
+1 613-990-1985
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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has the art from the beginning of Kanata to the most contemporary art. Has frequently exclusive events or expositions, but all the parts included in the ticket are just incredible. There are paintings all around the world.

Thank Daniela A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for the current display of Impressionist art and found much more to enjoy. This gallery frequently has art from international collections that would be challenging to see otherwise. Their “home” collection of Canadian art is even more impressive. Thursday is free. Don’t skip this...More

Thank Beverly H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This time the exhibitions were the collection of the Danish Insurance magnate Wilhelm Hansen and his wife. The silver pieces on show are part of the National Gallery's collection.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The national gallery is a fantastic place to revel in art and art history. The architecture of the building is astounding. The write ups for the exhibits are very informative and explanatory. The European section is great, so is the Canadian art. The modern art...More

Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The National Gallery is housed in a stunning building and the huge diversity of art works from old masters to contemporary and native is simply mind-boggling!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a must see for Art lovers. It is a treasure chest of amazing art works. Spacious and easy to navigate. One can spend long hours just taking in the wonderful art pieces.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The price of the ticket was worth it to see the architecture of the building but personally it was one of the worst art collections I have ever seen. It certainly doesn't take long to go through the very sparse rooms. One room had only...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Please visit if you are an art lover. Dozens of paintings from old masters like Titian, Reubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Tintoretto, et al.

Thank Marietta S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to go to. There are so many interesting and unusual art pieces, it's a very stimulating gallery for children. An absolute must see if you are in Ottawa and with children m

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Impressionist display and ended up enjoying the Canadian art more. Very spacious areas and the location is easy to walk to

Thank ANDREW S
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Cheri K
December 21, 2014|
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Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi Cheri, So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Caravaggio exhibition. It was so incredible to have so many Caravaggios in one space and to see the influence he had on his followers. Our next big summer show is Alex... More
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