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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  • It is a very impressive museum about pre-Hispanic Mexican culture. The museum is located in Chapultepec park and I took a taxi from my hotel here. The admission prices is very reasonable. You... 
    It is a very impressive museum about pre-Hispanic Mexican culture. The museum is located in Chapultepec park and I took a taxi from my hotel here. The admission prices is very reasonable. You...  more »
  • We repeatedly heard this Museo was the "must see" of all museums in Mexico City. It did not disappoint. We didn't know which of the sections to focus on so we decided to quickly walk through all of... 
    We repeatedly heard this Museo was the "must see" of all museums in Mexico City. It did not disappoint. We didn't know which of the sections to focus on so we decided to quickly walk through all of...  more »
  • This was a top notch museum experience. One of the best in the world. The vast spaces cover a lot of anthropology and that's good because I wanted a reason to come back and continue viewing. 
    This was a top notch museum experience. One of the best in the world. The vast spaces cover a lot of anthropology and that's good because I wanted a reason to come back and continue viewing.  more »
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  • One of the best and most important museums anywhere in the world. Building is wonderful, a courtyard inside and outside lots of nice gardens that feature reconstructions of buildings of the corresponding cultures displayed in the adjacent hall. The collection of the museum is vast, the two most important rooms if you only have an hour are the Teotihuacan hall and the central Aztec or Mexica hall. You should not miss those even if you are just for a short time here and can't spend half a day in the museum. With that said the other halls are astounding as well, especially the Maya, Oaxaca, Toltec and Olmec civilizations. If possible you should visit all the halls on the ground floor. Upstairs you find exhibits of the various cultures in Mexico today. Worth seeing if you still have the energy but the ground floor is much more important so if you have to skip something skip the upstairs exhibits. We arrived around 9am mid week and the whole place was completely empty we had the main halls to ourselves for a while. crowds started coming around 11-12. And yes the museum does open at 9am not at 10 as stated in some places. Masks are mandatory and they also do temperature checks. Almost everyone is adhering to the mask rules even outdoors.
  • Extremely impressive. A lot of effort and meticulous attention to detail throughout. I liked the scenes of early man struggling with nature in the first 2-3 sections. Don't miss the outdoor areas (at the back of each main room) which were also very interesting and well put together. It was a great way to spend 3-4 hours. I was less interested in the ethnographic content upstairs, but you could see that that too was done with a lot of careful effort.
  • What more could you possibly want from a museum? This one has 8 rooms plus an upstairs gallery housing thousands of pristine artifacts from Mexico's fabulous history. The Aztec calendar was stunning and huge. It takes at least 2 or 3 times to see everything. We took a break and ate at at their famous restaurant downstairs...a little pricey but well worth not walking around for an hour trying to find food nearby. A must see while in Mexico City.
  • A museum with almost 5 stars... I was wondering, how good can this place really be? We only had 45m to spend in here and wow, I can see why it has such high ratings. First of all, the museum itself is absolutely beautiful. When you walk in, you enter a massive lobby area with a small exhibit in the middle, the gift shop on the left and ticketing on the right. The ceiling is high which makes the entire museum instantly look grand. To enter the museum, you actually walk outside to the courtyard area where you're instantly greeted by a massive hanging waterfall in the middle of all the entrances to the different 'rooms' of the museum. I will say, the flow of the museum is kind of confusing - we went the wrong way upstairs (not sure if it was a one-way flow just because of COVID) and had to exit, walk across the courtyard to visit the second level. We could have easily spent at least half a day here, and I wished we had longer than 45m here but I'm at least glad we had a chance to even visit part of the museum. Highly recommend.
  • The best museum in Mexico City ! The museum is really huge, so you better come early and plan a lot of time for the visit. The price is 80 Mexican pesos which is really cheap for such a place. It’s very easy to get lost in the museum (as every museum haha) but you can find your way once you get in the main area. Photography are allowed which is very good, but you can’t carry a big bag. There is locker in case. I had trouble paying by card, so you better have some cash, just in case. I totally recommend !

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