National Gallery London is one of the must visit places in the capital city of England. There is no entry fee to visit this marvelous Gallery, and thus it can be included in your list of what to see for free in London. It houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world in the Western European tradition, from 13th to 19th centuries. A visit to these galleries in a feast to the eyes.
The Gallery is conveniently located at the northern side of Trafalgar Square, standing grandly overlooking the Nelson Column, in the city of Westminster in Central London. This National Museum was founded in 1824 when the Government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein.
The Art Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings in the world, dating from the 13th to 19th centuries. The rich collections include more than 2300 masterpieces of the great artists such as Van Gogh, Rapheal, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Caravaggio, Rubens, Renoir, Cézanne, Rembrandt and more.
Some of the astounding masterpieces are Monet's Water lily pond, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Rembrandt's portraits, Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks and Raphael's 'Madonna of the Pinks.
Audio guides are available. It also hosts special exhibitions and offers educational programmes.
Timings of National Gallery London:
It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Fridays when the Gallery closes at 9 p.m.
The Gallery is open year-round, except on Januaury 1, December 24-26.
It is a fabulous place to visit for a family. A visit to the Gallery is a big treat to your eyes and a great learning center for the art lovers. The displayed works of landscapes and portraits are breathtaking. For an ordinary visitor, 2-3 hours or half a day visit to this Museum will be a great experience. But for art lovers, even spending a whole day won't be sufficient to see and enjoy the displays of art work. The whole family can enjoy a wonderful day by visiting this amazing museum. A visit to London is incomplete without a trip to National Art Gallery London.
There are many attractions nearby such as Nelson Column, The Fourth Plinth, St.Martin in the Field, National Portrait Gallery - all these are at 1-2 minutes distance from National Art Gallery London.
If you are looking for accommodation near the gallery there are enough hotels and restaurants to meet your needs.
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