Academy of San Carlos

  • PHONES: (55) 5522 0477


The Royal Academy of Noble Arts of San Carlos in New Spain dedicated to the teaching of Architecture, Painting, Sculpture and Engraving created in 1781 to honor King Carlos III. It was originally located in Casa de la Moneda and by 1791 it was move to its current location, the former Amor de Dios Hospital. During the 18th and 19th centuries it was the fundamental center of artistic creation in America. During the Revolution, the Academy closed and re-opened later as the National School of Fine Arts and in 1910 it was integrated into the UNAM. Nowadays, it houses the Postgraduate Division of the National School of Plastic Arts, the Museum of the Academy and halls for permanent and temporary exhibits.


Academia 22, Col. Centro (Área 3), C.P. 6020, México, Ciudad de México


From Monday to Sunday, 10:00 - 19:00 hrs.
El costo de acceso al recinto varía de acuerdo a la actividad.


Lavatories | Bookstore | Clases | Conferences | Virtual Library | Library


Tel. (55) 5522 0477