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La Galería Nacional Escocesa (antes Galería Nacional de Escocia) es la galería de arte nacional de Escocia. Está situada en The Mound, en el centro de Edimburgo, cerca de Princes Street. El edificio fue diseñado en estilo neoclásico por William Henry Playfair, y se abrió al público por primera vez en 1859[2].

La Galería Nacional Escocesa está gestionada por National Galleries of Scotland, un organismo público que también posee la Galería Nacional Escocesa de Arte Moderno y la Galería Nacional Escocesa del Retrato. Debido a su similitud arquitectónica, los visitantes suelen confundir la Galería Nacional Escocesa con el vecino edificio de la Real Academia Escocesa (RSA), una institución independiente que colabora estrechamente con la Galería Nacional Escocesa[3].

Los orígenes de la colección nacional de Escocia se encuentran en la Real Institución para el Fomento de las Bellas Artes en Escocia, fundada en 1819. Comenzó a adquirir cuadros y en 1828 se inauguró el edificio de la Royal Institution en The Mound. En 1826, un grupo de artistas fundó la Academia Escocesa que, descontentos con su política, se separó de la Royal Institution, y en 1838 se convirtió en la Royal Scottish Academy (RSA). Uno de los principales objetivos de la RSA era la creación de una colección nacional. Comenzó a crear una colección y, a partir de 1835, alquiló un espacio de exposición en el edificio de la Royal Institution[2].

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This striking neoclassical building on Princes Street houses the largest collection of art in Scotland, with outstanding works from the Renaissance to the present day. Among them are pieces by many important authors, both Scottish and international.

In addition to discovering its fantastic collection, in the National Gallery you can enjoy a different experience with interesting activities, such as drawing classes or storytelling. You can also do something more conventional like taking a guided tour of the museum or spending some time in its interactive gallery.

If you want to relax for a while and take a break, you can go down to the area of the museum known as Playfair Project, which connects through an underpass the National Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy, another of the most important museums in Edinburgh.

In Playfair Project you will find a gift store selling prints, books, jewelry or clothing, as well as a cafe-restaurant and an educational area. You will also have direct access to Princes Street Gardens.

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The origins of the Scottish national collection are connected to the Royal Institution for the Diffusion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, founded in 1819. It began acquiring paintings and in 1828 the Royal Institution building opened on The Mound. In 1826 a group of artists founded the Scottish Academy as an offshoot of the Royal Institution, and in 1838 that new and separate entity eventually became the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA). A key aim of the RSA was to assemble a collection, and in 1835 it rented exhibition space inside the Royal Institution building.

The gallery exhibits Scotland’s most important collection of paintings and sculpture. Works range from the Renaissance to post-impressionism, while later collections are displayed in a separate museum.

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Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress built on a rock of volcanic origin located in the center of the city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is located 390 meters southwest of the Scottish National Gallery. Photo: Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic style monument erected in honor of Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh is located 220 meters northeast of the National Gallery of Scotland. Photo: Schatir, Public domain.

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland was created in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum… National Museum of Scotland is located 570 meters southeast of the National Gallery of Scotland. Photo: Maccoinnich, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Hub in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is, since its reopening in 1999, home and information center of the Edinburgh International Festival. The Hub is located 240 meters south of the Scottish National Gallery. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0 by.