Museo Nacional De Arte, Mexico City

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Discover the country's artistic heritage at Museo Nacional De Arte, a treasured cultural institution housing a wealth of artworks from the colonial era and onwards. Located in the city's historical center, the museum occupies an impressive early 20th century Neoclassical building, originally home to the old Palace of Communications. It displays a large collection of Mexican art, dating from the mid-16th century to the present day. Themed galleries feature artworks showing the meeting and clash of cultures during the colonial era, the search for a Mexican identity during the Romantic period, and, finally, Mexican Modernism. Plan to see Museo Nacional De Arte and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mexico City vacation generator.
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  • German influenced art can be found here. The exhibit I saw was about German artists who were not favored by German government due to their art which went against Nazi politics during the artists' time...  more »
  • Of all the museums I visited in Mexico, this indeed was what impressed me most!.. Many works of art of incalculable value value, the conservation, disposition, the environment. Unmissable!
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  • It is a beautiful building that houses the MUNAL, outside is the statue of the horse, which is an original work of Manuel Tolsá representing Carlos IV of Spain, the Museum has also original works that you should not miss from the second half of the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century, you can give you an idea of the Mexican culture just to visit it for which if it at least 4 hours of your time, since apart from the works of art building is a true Palace from the beginning of the 20th century, is the buy-in $62.00 pesos and for national children admission is always free, Sundays admission is free for all, only closed January 1 and December 25 , other holidays if you open. your schedule is 10 to 18, closed on Mondays
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  • Its my favourite museum in Mexico City the architecture alone is worth your time and it has a permanent Mexican art exhibit. Often they have special exhibitions that are very well curated! Totally worth it!
  • Very English-speaking friendly. Almost all the brief instructions on the wall have English version. Most paintings on the first floor have English illustrate card. This museum has a great collection of modern Mexican art, definitely more than the institute of art. The building is also fantastic. The ceiling and the stair are also pieces of art. Highly recommended. My favorite in Mexico City
  • The building itself is impressive, but the collection is just OK, I expected more from the most famous museum in town
  • Not quite as massive as it looks. Some rooms have stunningly painted and decorated ceilings, so don't forget to look up. Tons of religious and historic artwork, as well as a roomful of Riveras.
  • Excellent new Spain a must to see