Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City

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The Museo Nacional de San Carlos (English: National Museum of San Carlos) is a Mexican national art museum devoted to European art, located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in Mexico City. The museum is housed in the Palace of the Count of Buenavista, a neoclassical building at Puente de Alvarado No. 50, Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico City. It contains works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Parmigianino, Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Auguste Rodin and other well-known European painters and sculptors.
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  • Though central, it's a little off the beaten path. A 15-20 minute walk from Hidalgo metro station, along a well trafficked street with few other attractions. The building- wow! I'm not an...  more »
  • This museum is a fine arts museum with most works of art originating between 15th to 19 centuries. Some of the most impressive works are those in pencil/graphite. Many paintings are dated but often...  more »
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  • Some interesting pictures but lacking any real blockbusters. I liked the portraits of Phillip II and Frederick of Saxony. There was a nice Ribero of San Sebastian. The building itself is probably as interesting as the pictures, and probably worth the entry fee. It costs 50 pesos to get in and 5 pesos to take photos.
  • Excellent museum with a variety of exhibitions. Worth paying the entrance fee.

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