Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City

(4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Explore the rich indigenous history of Mexico through the vast collection of Museo Anahuacalli. Muralist Diego Rivera conceived and projected the museum now housing almost 50,000 pieces of pre-Hispanic history. The design of both the interior and the pyramid-like stone exterior all bear heavily influence from indigenous design, enhancing the overall experience. Inside, explore the countless artifacts, paintings, masks, and sculptures, as well as a small collection of Rivera's mural work. Be prepared to do a lot of walking; visit the top for an excellent view. To visit Museo Anahuacalli and other attractions in Mexico City, use our Mexico City vacation planner.
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  • One of the best museums to really understand Rivera's love of pre hispanic art. Beautiful personal collection. The building itself in the shape of a pyramid is just stunning.A must. 
  • Il museo, quanto all'edificio, è di per sé interessante sotto il profilo architettonico. Massiccio, in pietra grigia, con gargoyle ispirate all'arte Maya. Il piano terra si visita in un'oscurità che p...  more »
  • Necesario conocer este Museo, magnificas piezas arqueologicas además de los dibujos de los murales mas importantes de Diego. Colección de toda una vida por el gusto de estas maravillosas piezas. 
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  • This museum is really something.. when you arrive you normally wouldn't expect the building which is almost like a pyramid. The inside is also gorgeous and you'd be able to see from pre-hispanic art to huge murals painted by Diego Rivera.
  • Ansient sense, historical, Diego rivera art.
  • Combo ticket includes admission to Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan -- come here first. There's questionable tire-based contemporary art scattered throughout, but you just can't beat the wild eccentricity of the space.
  • An impressive facade, but it could be improved if it respected both its guests and pieces more. The museum contains a wide selection of pre-hispanic sculptures, but the historical significance of many of them is insulted by the addition of modern modifications, which come in the form of golden metal decorations mounted on heads and the like. Ugly and out of place car tires were also mounted on some walls. Guests are not entirely free to roam inside but are forced to wait for a guide to take them on a tour. On the plus-side, the ticket included free entry to the Frida Kahlo museum, a fact that most other tourists had not realized, as it allowed us the skip the long lines just before closing time.
  • Interesting museum if you are into mexican culture and a great view of the city