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 »
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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.
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