Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Arte, a double dose of art

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The Museo Nacional de Arte, in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is doubly interesting. The building it is housed in, the former Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Publicas, is as much a work of art as the exhibits in its rooms. Well organized and beautifully displayed, the paintings and sculptures of the great Mexican artists give glimpses into the past, transporting visitors to a Mexico quite different from today’s society. For a few hours, you can forget about the traffic and crowds just metres away from the curtained windows and plunge back into Mexico’s earlier times.

Just pay 60 pesos (free entrance for students) and an extra 5 pesos if you want to take photos without flash and you are guaranteed a fascinating tour of Mexico’s past through its great artists.

 

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