Museo Nacional de San Carlos

The Museo Nacional de San Carlos (English: National Museum of 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 Palace of the Count of 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.

Museo Nacional de San Carlos
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Oval patio of the museum
LocationColonia Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City

The institutionEdit


The museum was founded in 1968 by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura to house the collection of European art.


The collectionEdit




  • Flemish tapestry Battle, from the 17th century

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Internationally Renowned Director to Lead The San Diego Museum of Art" (in Spanish). San Diego Museum of Art. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Anuncia el INBA cambios en la dirección de museos y coordinaciones" (in Spanish). La Cronica de Hoy. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Carmen Gaitán será la nueva directora del Museo Nacional de San Carlos". 14 January 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Retrato de la familia Fagoaga-Arozqueta". electronic magazine Imágenes of the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Coordinates: 19°26′18″N 99°09′07″W / 19.4382°N 99.1520°W / 19.4382; -99.1520