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Trip Planner: Mexico / Central Mexico and Gulf Coast / Mexico City / Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Enrich your tour of the city with a history lesson at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, one of Mexico's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1964, this comprehensive museum contains important artifacts from the country's pre-Columbian past. Major highlights include an Aztec stone calendar and a 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, Aztec god of art, games, flowers, and song. After you piece together Mexico's pre-Hispanic past, visit the upper display halls to learn how the country's indigenous cultures live today. Rent an audio guide at the entrance if you wish to explore on your own, or join one of the museum's free guided tours. Plan your visit to Museo Nacional de Antropologia and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mexico City day trip website.
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia reviews
The building, the collection, even the food in the restaurant were wonderful. My favorite site in Mexico City.
The building, the collection, even the food in the restaurant were wonderful. My favorite site in Mexico City. more »
Such a beautiful and interesting place. I really wanted to explore more so will return when I have more time. Give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy
Such a beautiful and interesting place. I really wanted to explore more so will return when I have more time. Give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy more »
This museum is a very comprehensive look at Mexico's history, diversity of peoples and cultures. In fact it goes back to the earliest homo species and ends with modern day Mexico. It is not only a..... more
This museum is a very comprehensive look at Mexico's history, diversity of peoples and cultures. In fact it goes back to the earliest homo species and ends with modern day Mexico. It is not only a..... more »
A great museum, large site and much to see. Clearly had some real thought put into the design and layout, including some outside spaces you can walk through which was lovely and shielded the view of the road which was nice. The price is very reasonable at 85 pesos per person and they take card which is useful (national museum of art only took cash and charges c20% more if using US dollars) Bag storage area if you’re carrying a rucksack which is well organised, and mandatory - you can keep small bags but not rucksacks around nor water bottles. Really enjoyed this and spent a couple of hours there, didn’t use the restaurant but is one for a break. Would recommend getting here early, we were there for 10am opening as by the time we came out around noon there were queues to get in and a wait. We also went in a week day as we could. There were translations into English on not all, but many sections so we were able to read quite a bit to understand the context of the pieces
Prepare to spend all day here, it is a huge establishment that has so many artifacts, sculptures and monuments. I love that it has indoor and outdoor parts that allow you to see lots of different things. I spent 2 hours here and i barely got through 1/3 of the exhibits! I think this is a must-see, one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. Also, most of the exhibits have English translations as well!
Other-worldly trip inside a world-class museum. Stunning collection of artifacts and history. Beautiful space with prudent Covid restrictions (at the moment). Fun to walk around on a nice day. Like most amazing museums, it would take days or more to properly appreciate it all. Fans of the Mayans and Aztecs won’t be disappointed. Bucket list stuff.
This is the most enjoyable museum I have visited since I visited the British Museum as a kid! Very informative, key descriptions were in both a English and Spanish. Strongly suggest you see the 30 minutes introductory video before you navigate through the museum to give yourself a foundation of the rich history of Mexico. You won’t be disappointed. Ticket is 85 peso at the door. There is also a huge open space where you can sit in the garden to enjoy some local music and ad hoc performances.
Absolutely staggering amount to take in … On par with the Caro Egyptian museum when it comes to large items. The outdoor displays were very impressive too. There is a great restaurant in the museum too. The gift store had some items priced cheaper than some sellers in the street. The only reason I can’t give it five stars is because for one of the top ten visited museums in the world I thought more of the exhibits would have English alongside Spanish in their explanations… unfortunately my Spanish is a work in progress.
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