The Museo Nacional de Arte is among Mexico City’s ten best tourist attractions according to my Eyewitness guide. In my opinion, the building is top ten but the art currently displayed is not.
In my favorite work, the last Aztec emperor Cuauhtemac has his feet literally in the fire as he stares defiantly at his Spanish torturer. It was exhibited at the Chicago world fair in 1893.
A great restaurant serving authentic Mexican fare is next to the museum. El Cardenal is highly recommended.