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National Gallery of Art

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...

One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.

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Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art
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National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour
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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art

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Always an interesting place to spend a few hours. There's too much to see in one visit- narrow it down before you go. Free concerts in the garden room on Sunday evenings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always an interesting place to spend a few hours. There's too much to see in one visit- narrow it down before you go. Free concerts in the garden room on Sunday evenings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit and lots to see. Easy to get around. Free access and possible to use just a little time or hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with my son at his request and was amazed that I never entered the doors during st least 20 prior visits to the Smithsonian. It is a beautiful piece or art, itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This art museum has a world class permanent art collection covering all styles and media. It also has excellent temporary exhibits that are well curated. They also have an adjacent outdoor sculpture garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful art, amazing gift store. Truly one not to miss on your visit to D.C. It is free which is awesome. Don't bring backpacks or large bags, as security frowns on it, but it is hard to not be a tourist without a bag for the day. Note: they close at 5 pm and kick people out. So don't think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the United States, let alone Washington D.C. itself would not be complete without spending a good deal of time at the National Gallery of Art, one of the great museums of the world. Besides possessing such rarities as the only Leonardo DaVinci painting that can be seen in public in North America, there is a wonderful room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The East Building of the National Gallery has been beautifully renovated, featuring artwork from early impressionism through present day. They have added a new roof terrace for sculpture., featuring the huge blue "Hahn/Cock" (chicken). They've added a changing exhibition of Rothko paintings as well a tower filled with works by Calder. The gelato/espresso bar in the lower level is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's never crowded you actually get the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the pieces throughout the gallery. There is a really Nifty restaurant in the center of the gallery but it's based on the number of people going to enjoy sandwiches salads soups so that part's day is pretty packed recommendation is to go early before noon to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been there lots of times, and never saw the tower balcony/ terrace! Also there is a cafe in the East wing with an outside area. The whole gallery experience is relaxing and its wonderful to see such a variety of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great time visiting this gallery the other day with my son. It wasn't too crowded and there was so much to see. He was surprised to recognize so many works of art that he had seen in books at school. It was nice that there was the hallway connecting one building to the next so that we... More 

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