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The National Gallery, catchy with its beautiful neoclassical building, was founded in 1824 when the British government bought a collection of paintings from banker John Julius Angerstein.
Today, the gallery exhibits more than 2,000 paintings, portraits and art pieces from Western Europe.
There are paintings from Middle Ages to the 20th century, of the most famous European artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Turner, Van Gogh, Renoir, Rembrandt and Gainsborough.
Some of the most amazing pieces are the Arnolfini Portrait of Jan van Eyck, the Virgin of the Rocks of Leonardo da Vinci, Venus and Mars of Sandro Botticelli, the Manchester Madonna of Michelangelo…
The admission is free and there are also free guided tours, audio tours in different languages and activities for kids.