Museo Nacional de Arte & Palacio de Bellas Artes, CDMX

If you are going to the Zocalo in Mexico City don’t miss the nearby Museo Nacional De Arte. Here you will see an amazing display of Mexican art ranging from the 16th century to the 1950’s. The building alone is enough reason for a visit. Entry is under $5 dollars and totally worth it.

Inside the museum, on the top floor

I felt like I had the museum all to myself.

Por Orden Del Sultan – Antonio Fabres

Jose Maria Velasco

Around the corner from the museum is the Palacio de Bellas Artes. It is a cultural center that acts as a museum during the day and holds dance, theatre, opera events at night. Be sure to check out which exhibition A big piece of advice is to visit on a weekday. When I tried going with my family last year it was a Sunday and the line to get in was insane. During my second trip to CDMX, I went super early on a Wednesday and I didn’t have any problems. The price was low, less than $5 to get in. Keep in mind that most museums in Mexico City will charge you an extra fee to take photos.

One of Diego Rivera’s Cubism works.  The LACMA in LA had a really good exhibit of Diego’s early cubism work along with Pablo Picasso’s.

El Hombre Controlador – Diego Riviera Mural from 1933, originally at Rockefeller Center in New York.

Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress, 1926 – Frida Kahlo




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