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National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

9.331 reviews
Sights and Museums, Shopping, Art Museum, Art Gallery
Ranked #4 in Ottawa things to do
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380 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 9N4
+1 613-990-1985
https://www.gallery.ca/
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Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada is home to some of the largest collections of Canadian art in the country. Opened in 1988, the gallery features art works from ... Read more
the 14th century to the 20th century, including works from famed Canadian artists such as Tom Thompson and tools from the aboriginal people of Canada. The National Gallery of Canada is also known for the trademark sculpture outside of the gallery known as Maman, a 30-foot tall bronze spider by sculptor Louis Bourgeois. In addition to the gallery, visitors can also enjoy the Museum of Contemporary photography, also located on the grounds of the National Gallery of Canada.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

Not only is the building breath taking, but the artwork inside is stunning as well. Great spot to check out on a cold or rainy day in the capital.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

Not only is the architecture stunning but the permanent collection is beautifully curated and there are aways some fantastic exhibitions. The giant spider installation "Maman" is the most photographed site in the city. If you go, be sure to visit the cafeteria which offers a beautiful vista North across to Quebec.

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It is a home for one of the best art and painting collectors including modern and contemporary arts by most well-known painters around the world in the 18th and later centuries as well as most recent art works.

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Great place to spend a cold or rainy day. The National Gallery Bookstore is a hidden gem for gifts.

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Nice place to spend an afternoon. That big thing in the background is indeed a giant spider.

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Toronto, Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of my favourite places in Ottawa. Beautiful selection of art work.

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Calgary, Canada

This is probably Canada's best art gallery. The collection is strong on Canadian artists and has some major Modern and contemporary works. Otherwise, it is pretty modest in its holdings. Unfortunately, it does not compare with the best museums in the United States which are older, bigger and have had more generous patrons.

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Sangli-Miraj and Kupwad, India
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good place to visit. good piece of art at there. national gallery of canada. located at ottawa.nice building. i rcommand u to visit this atleast one time.

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Interesting building design.

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Montreal, Canada

Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada et cet endroit abrite l'art de la population Inuite et Indigène. Il a aussi des peintures, des sculptures, de l'art contemporain et de la photographie d'Europe et des régions d'Amérique.

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World class

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