Museo Nacional de Arte
Several blocks west of the Zócalo is this handsome square, named after Manuel Tolsá, the illustrious late-18th-century sculptor and...
Palacio de Minería
Opposite the National Art Museum is the Palacio de Minería, where mining engineers were trained in the 19th century. Today it houses a...
More than just Mexico City’s central post office, this early-20th-century palace is an Italianate confection designed by the Palacio de...
La Purísima is esentially two bars in one: dance the night away in a rip-roaring, garish disco downstairs, or head upstairs for mezcal,...
This fine restaurant overlooking the grand Plaza Tolsá boasts an encyclopedic range of Mexican fare, from pre-Hispanic ant larvae and...
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Museo Nacional de Arte information
Built around 1900 in the style of an Italian Renaissance palace, this museum holds collections representing every school of Mexican art until the early 20th century. A highlight is the work of José María Velasco, depicting the Valle de México in the late 19th century.