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A temple of Western painting.

Founded in the mid-nineteenth century, the National Gallery in London is one of the most important museums in Europe. It houses collections of Western European paintings which date from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century.

Located in the heart of London, on Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery presents its collections to the public entirely free of charge. In total, more than 2,300 works are displayed on the walls of the museum, the most famous are by painters such as Turner, Constable, Gainsborough, Van Eyck, Van Gogh or Velasquez.

Admire the grace of Botticelli's Venus and Mars or the minute details of the Arnolfini Marriage by Jan van Eyck. Like the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery holds a version of the Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci.

The National Gallery also organises major temporary exhibitions throughout the year, for which an entry fee is charged. These exhibitions are very popular - it is worth booking in advance to secure a place.

All year long :
    From Saturday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00
    Friday from 10:00 to 21:00

Admission prices :
    Free

Closed on 1 January and 25 December

Open every day, from 10am to 6pm, and open late on Fridays, 10am to 9pm

Address
Trafalgar Square
UK1000 London

Phone number
0 2 77 47 28 85

Fax
020 7747 2423

Website
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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