Museo Nacional De Arte, Mexico City
(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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  • 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. 
  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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 tradit...  more »
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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