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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 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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The horse statue is under renovation

The statue at the entrance is under renovation, and several rooms inside are closed as well, but the remaining collection is worth viewing. Spend about one hour max.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue at the entrance is under renovation, and several rooms inside are closed as well, but the remaining collection is worth viewing. Spend about one hour max.

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Oaxaca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this museum just up Tacuba from Bellas Artes. Mexican landscape artists are my favorite and are featured but the paintings depicting the Aztec period are powerful too. There is a nice sculpture collection too. I did not enjoy the temporary exhibition of the artist who painted holocaust scenes but that is a personal view. The museum store is... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always come when I am in Mexico City. Great collection of local painters but their temp i rary exhibits are also a must. The exhibition of Otto Dix is very well curated and superbly informative. One of the nicest museums in the centre of town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

the building with its now covered courtyard is impressive. the galleries are fine and filled with lots of nationalistic and religious art. nothing very exciting but worth some time if one likes traditional art and museums

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best art museum in Mexico city, however, mostly closed off. Only 20% of the museum was open for viewing. I feel they are renovating during the off season but say nothing until you are in. Obviously, no discount for the limited viewing. Went through the whole museum in 45 minutes. Best part was the temporary exhibit on... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have visited many times. Have seen excellent special exhibits. The permanent collection is exceptional but often shifts location. The building itself is stunning. As is typical, you will probably be wandering alone, soaking up the history of art in Mexico. .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I enjoyed it but didn't enjoy all the art that I saw there. If you like Mexican art, you'll enjoy this museum.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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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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.
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