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National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) Tours and Activities

National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte)
Located in the historical heart of Mexico City, the National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) houses an extensive collection of Mexican artwork from the 16th century to the 20th, including early paintings by Diego Rivera and landscapes by Velasco. While the permanent collection is impressive, temporary exhibits are often also worth the trip.

The Basics
This popular museum in the Centro Historico was formerly the Communications and Public Works Palace. Built between 1905 and 1911, the historical structure boasts ornamented ceilings, Corinthian columns, and intricate wrought-iron staircases. Today an expansive network of galleries and halls display artwork and handicrafts that show the progression of the country’s development through traditional Mexican artistry.

Visit the National Museum of Art independently or as part of a Mexico City sightseeing tour, including the hop-on hop-off bus.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The National Museum of Art is a must-see for art lovers.
  • Buy skip-the-line admission tickets in advance to avoid waiting at the ticket booth.
  • Expect to spend a few hours exploring the museum’s collection, and be sure to pick up a map, as the galleries can be difficult to navigate.
  • There is an on-site library, shop, and cloakroom.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There

There are several ways to reach the museum, located in Mexico City’s Centro Historico. Most visitors arrive via hop-on hop-off bus or public transport—the subway (Lines 2 and 8), metrobus (Line 4), and trolleybus all stop at Bellas Artes, just steps away. If you’re driving, follow Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas to Donceles Street.

When to Get There
The National Museum of Art is open 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Sunday; it is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Mexico City can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, whereas spring and fall strike a nice balance between pleasant weather and more manageable crowds. Wet weather is likely from June to September.

Centro Historico
The UNESCO World Heritage–listed Centro Historico is a sprawling historic district and the modern epicenter of Mexico City. It centers around the Zócalo (main square) and is full of museums, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Notable landmarks include the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), the Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper, and Alameda Central park.
Address: Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 06010, Mexico
Admission: Varies
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Without Rows: National Museum of Art Entrance

Without Rows: National Museum of Art Entrance

Save time and take advantage of this unique option with TripAdvisor / Viator to buy your entrance ticket to the National Art Museum of Mexico City, avoiding the lines and avoiding long lines. When booking this ticket, all you will have to do is a simple exchange before your entry, enter the museum in less than 2 minutes.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Pedego Tours

Pedego Tours

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We will seek cultural tours of the city, extraordinary cultural experiences through our electric bicycles, with explanations that complement the visual riches that make up Mexico City. For a tourist trip, the route is essential, that is why Tours Pedego will take care of safe paths and full of visual richness, this with the purpose that besides having an experience with electric bicycles, you have a magnificent cultural experience with the history of Mexico. Our tours are characterized by being fun but also interesting, our guides are young people who are culturally prepared; most of them have humanistic degrees such as History of Art, Bachelor of History, among others.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Mexico City Private Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Mexico City Private Food Tour

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During this culinary tour in Mexico City, you will enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory to sweet while also discovering the city and its highlights. Wander around the Mercado de San Juan, a series of three markets steeped in history. Explore Madero street, a bustling local favorite. And the cherry on top, do like the locals do and grab a Comalito from the ‘peatonal street’ ​that gets you in the mood with a Mexican vibe. Want to know what food to eat in Mexico City? Your local foodie has you covered! Try a Canasta Taco full of flavor and the popular Agua Fresca. Munch into Blue Corn Tlacoyos, a stuffed treat that dates back centuries, ​discover Sherbet made with fresh local fruit, ​and the sweet and savory Marquesita with cheese. And that’s just the beginning; there’s more food to come! Enjoy the freshest local fruit, straight from the market, try out some seasoned grasshoppers, another local favorite, and a must-have in Mexico City, a local Mexican beer!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Charms of Mexico City at Night: Kickstart Private Tour

The Charms of Mexico City at Night: Kickstart Private Tour

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See the main highlights of Mexico City as the sun sets ​and discover the best nightlife the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of Mexico City, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the amazing National Palace, see from outside the archaeological Templo Mayor, where you’ll hear about the Aztec empire. Learn about the cultural and historical treasures of the city, and the surprising stories behind them.​ Wondering about the best nightlife places in town? Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Mexico City. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Mexico City. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Should I book National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) costs USD 30.77. Guided National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) tours start around USD 30.77 per person. See all 3 National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte) tickets and tours on Viator.
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