The National Art Museum's palacelike building, designed by Italian architect Silvio Contri and completed in 1911 was built to house the government's offices of Communications and Public Works. Díaz occupied the opulent second-floor salon, where he welcomed visiting dignitaries. The National Museum of Art took over the building in 1982. Wander through the immense rooms with polished wooden floors as you view the wealth of paintings showing Mexico's art development, primarily covering the period from 1810 to 1950.
Museo Nacional de Arte
Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico
opening hours: Tues-Sun 10:30am-5:30pm