Situated on The Mound in the heart of Edinburgh, The Scottish National Gallery houses Scotland’s national collection of fine art. Considered to be one of the best collections in the world it encompasses the full range of Western art and sculpture from the Renaissance to the present day, with particularly impressive collections of Old Masters.
On display are masterpieces from Raphael, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting. All the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart, are represented in depth.
The neoclassical building, designed by William Henry Playfair, was first opened to the public in 1859 and is free to visit. The Scottish National Gallery comprises both the National Gallery Building and the Royal Scottish Academy Building. Although originally built as separate structures, their histories have long been intertwined, and since 2004 they have been physically connected by the underground Gardens Level.
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