Museo Nacional De Arte, Mexico City

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4.7/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great architecture, impressive works, good attention though they charge for a permit to take photos, even so, is worthwhile!
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  • The Velasco are my favorites, the architecture of this building has nothing to ask of the Escorial in Madrid. You not tired again.
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  • I enjoyed it but didn't enjoy all the art that I saw there. If you like Mexican art, you'll enjoy this museum. 
  • 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.
  • As the name points it out, it holds a variety of paintings and sculptures from a wide historical range, from Colonial to modern Mexican art.
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