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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This museum is very special. There are so many interesting exhibits that both me and my kids really enjoyed. more »
Big museum, great collection and one really need a full day to only skim through it. If you are interested in history of Mexico, you are in heaven and will need more than a day. There is a lot to..... more »
Very large. Very nice architecture. Nice lush garden. Lots of exhibits. Lots of very large impressive sculptures and artifacts, lots of huge chunks of obsidian, cool recreations of tombs, and some modern art and murals too. It's a nice place to visit even if you just walk around and look at things without reading the descriptions. The water column in the center of the complex is very cool
This place is amazing, but it is really not designed for tourists (which is fine!). It has way too much to take in in a day or even two. There is a good amount of information in English, but more general information and often not about individual pieces. Even the Spanish placards wouldn't mention anything about 3/4 of the artifacts in a single window. Most sections had an outdoor/downstairs area with replicas to explore, which was fun and changed things up a bit. But there is simply too much to take in and you are mentally exhausted after just a couple of hours. This is best done in sections, over time, or most useful if you are a student/researcher. We spent 2 tiring half days and only saw 1/2 of the museum! Great gift shop with many things not in other gift shops/street vendors, mostly reasonably priced.
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