Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City

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The Museo Nacional de 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 Palacio del Conde de 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.The institutionThe museum was founded in 1968 by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura to house the collection of European art.Directors1997 - 2004: Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo... - 2011: Maria Fernanda Matos Moctezuma2011 -...: Carmen GaitánThe collectionPaintingsSculpturesJames Pradier, BacchanteAuguste Rodin, The call to armsMiguel E. Schulz, DianaManuel Vilar, Charles Borromeo
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  • The museum is located in a beautiful palace built by Manuel Tolsá that preserves and exhibits works of European art and that takes you to certain moments of history through its exhibitions. Definitely a widely recommended museum
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  • Magnificent exhibition that deals with 2 important topics of quoted life, work and free time.
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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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