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National Museum of Art

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Centro Historico
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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
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+52 55 5130 3400
10:00 - 17:30
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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East Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of fruition.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here after visiting several Diego Rivera murals and don't get me wrong, I love those murals but to us outsiders that's the extent of our knowledge of Mexican art...unless we are Art History majors. This is quite an impressive and extensive collection. It's a little confusing to navigate through the different rooms so I was afraid we would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The art museum is a former palace that is extraordinarily beautiful. The collection is wonderful, and there is a small gift shop, but take the time to wander around the interior patios of every floor to really appreciate the significance of the architecture. There is a wonderful restaurant next to the entrance that has a lovely outdoor patio. Great location... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art collection is great and the building is fantastic, the show rooms are chilly, perhaps bring something to keep you warm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charles the IV statue by valencian sculptor Manuel Tolsa , stands proudly at the entrance of this palace. Three level museum of spectacular ironwork stairs, take you from the early XVI century to mid 20th Century, through the impecable museography of unique paintings, sculptures and pieces of art, that will leave no doubt of the great universality of Mexican Art.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Dix" exhibit alone is worth the visit. Not a huge museum, but filled with wonderful art from Mexico's colorful history.

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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The building of the museum is simply beautiful and impressive. I visited only one exhibition, so I'm going to this museum again.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 10 November 2016

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.

Thank vpcanouk

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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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