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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

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Neighbourhood: Bosque de Chapultepec
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Address: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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05 553 6266
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Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums,...

Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums, this famous institution houses four square kilometers of exhibits in 23 exhibition halls.

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Truly one of the BEST museums I have ever visited. I never knew I could learn so much or see so much about the birth of mesoamerica as I did at this museum. It is beyond... read more

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Truly one of the BEST museums I have ever visited. I never knew I could learn so much or see so much about the birth of mesoamerica as I did at this museum. It is beyond extraordinary!!! We spent three hours there and loved every minute. Make sure to go outside of the mayan hall and downstairs as well...so fascinating!!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just one sentence: before visiting any other place in Mexico, you must visit this beautiful museum. You will understand Mexico and its culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! was my first impression of the visually arresting complex featuring an immense concrete “umbrella” with a cascading waterfall underneath and a beautiful reflection pool of reeds and coi. Surrounding the pool are the exhibition halls containing artifacts -- some immense in size -- from all cultures of the pre-Columbian eras. A must-see in CDMX!

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I could have spent several days in here. Amazing collection! Would probably be most helpful with a guide or audio tour. My Spanish was limited for reading the signs but there was some English placards too.

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Impressive artifacts you've seen in history books. A great time line for the various peoples throughout the turbulent history of mesoamerica. Toltec, Mayan, and Aztec (they call them Mexica) areas were the best. Expansive and not crowded. The "umbrella" is a huge and very cool place to do a group pic.

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Very comprehensive museum. You may spend one full day there and won't see it all. I visited only the first 8 rooms and was amazed with the quality of the exhibitions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost overwhelming there is so much to see. Recommend coming here to learn a bit about history before going to Teotihaucan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a world class collection of unsurpassed Mesoamerican art, statuary and cultural displays. Beginning in Sala 1 with the migration across the Bering Straight and continuing to the sixteenth century this is a stunning re-creation of mankind's journey through the millennia in the New World, most notably the high plains of Central Mexico and the Yucatán Penninsula. The halls... More 

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This museum is enormous, and is situated around a huge courtyard, with even more outdoor areas outside the exhibit halls. Admission is 70 pesos. It's way too big to see everything in one visit, so I focused on the ground floor exhibits of Teohihuacan, Mexica, and Maya. I strolled quickly around the top floor, which was focused on indigenous groups... More 

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One of the greatest anthropology museums in the world! Make sure to block off at least a few hours to make it through...

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