Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City

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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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  • If you are interested in anthropology this is a must see. The layout is a timeline of history with fantastic artifacts from Mexico that allows you to understand how it has developed throughout time. E...  more »
  • Absolutely a must to visit when in Mexico City....superb location, architecture and museum. Unmatched museum for the region.  more »
  • This museum it is better than the Smithsonian! Plus there is a Central Park called Chapultepec. If you go on a Sunday you do not need to pay entrance fees  more »
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  • Very big museum, lots of amazing artifacts to see. The building itself is beautiful, it's very fun that to each gallery there's a terrace connected. We could easily spend there multiple hours. It's very cheap to get inside, definitely worth the money. All the explanations were in Spanish so we didn't really could learn anything easily :( Overall a very nice museum filled with historical gems.
  • To be honest, the museum itself really had lot of great and valuable exhibition. One to call out in particular is the Mayan Calendar which was extremely well preserved and actually looked quite astonishing. The museum itself also wasn’t too bit to walk through and you can actually get through it in one day, provided you don’t really every text. With that in mind, I finished the entire place in 2 hrs. Why? It’s also the reason it’s a 3 star, it’s the fact that there’s very minimal English through out meaning you as a non Spanish speaker really are just mostly looking at photos and items without knowing what’s what. Which I’m fine with. Though I did expect more for such an important museum. Exhibits along is 5 stars, but the language and setup pulled my score down unfortunately.
  • This is a huge facility in the north west of the city. It draws huge crowds so best arrive early and avoid Sunday’s where locals come out Evin even larger numbers. There are several enormous rooms around the courtyard which could take a whole day to explore, walking through the history of the whole of Mexico from room to room. We found it helpful to ask at the main information desk to point out the highlights which can be seen in under 2 hours if you are on a more limited timescale.
  • Beautiful museum, mostly kind staff, some are pretty unfriendly here and there. Take a whole day to look around it, there is so much to read and absorb. Limited handicap accessibility. Some wheelchairs available to borrow (like 10) with the exchange of them holding your ID. There is an elevator to go to upper floor, you have to ask someone to open for you, and there is a powered ramp to take you down to lower level where the restaurant is. It is located in area where there are many other museums and kiosks and tents outside selling crafts and nicknacks. (Tip don't take cabs, they overcharge)
  • What a treat this museum was! It was affordable, large, informational and truly unique. I must say the ancient artifact here are really one of a kind. They don't translate every piece of work, but they translates good portion so you can still understand a lot!
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