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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
05 553 6266
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
Bosque de Chapultepec
05 553 6266
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Reviewed yesterday

It's hard to describe how wonderful this museum is. It is divided into different sections, and we didn't have time to visit all of them. Visited the pre-Columbian, Aztec and Maya galleries. The artifacts are amazing, the most famous piece being the "Aztec calendar", which...More

Thank zbrasilis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unmissable! This museum alone makes a trip to Mexico City worthwhile provided you have an interest in Aztec, Mayan ant Toltec history and art of course.

Thank Stoneblue
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was great and full of some awesome exhibits. We could spend all day there! The museum has a section for each of the different ancient cultures of Mexico.

Thank ruelascp
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum has exhibits on two large floors, with a vast display of archaeological artifacts on the lower level and ethnographic displays on the upper level. The exhibits are systematically arranged by cultures (Aztec, Olmec etc) so it's best to start on the right side...More

1  Thank Dine T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is really interesting place. The architecture is amazing and the amount of history is extraordinary. You can visit the museum and spend 1 or 5 hours depending on your schedule. Highly recommended.

Thank KevWon
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there one day and spent a majority of our day there. We could have been there looking at all of the exhibits for days, but we had a short trip and other sights to see. I would not go to Mexico City without...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hands down the best value $5 I have ever spent!! Go early and you will virtually have the place to yourself. My husband and I and one other person were the only ones viewing the astounding "Stone of the Sun", when we arrived shortly after...More

Thank JulianneLynch
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will not be able to believe what you are seeing. Do not miss it and is easily accessible in Chapultapec Park.

Thank marimar2222
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very large museum that you should go to when in Mexico City. Very interesting and good organised. Go here if you have the chance.

Thank Sofia H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very deep and meaningful experience. Very thorough and full of exhibits. Cost is only 70 pesos. It has small rooms that provide videos.

Thank Keyless58
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Karl H
Are backpacks allowed in the museum?
21 February 2017|
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Response from wepineda | Reviewed this property |
You will be ask to check your backpacks by security personnel and you will pick it back on exiting, a little voucher is provided for free and it is secure service.
Karl H
Are backpacks allowed in the museum?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Kitty B | Reviewed this property |
They must be checked prior to entering the museum. The check is located near the gift shop.
Kathleen M
We are planning to visit the museum on Dec. 23 and would like an English speaking interpreter. How can one arrange this beforehand? Gracias
6 December 2016|
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Response from Drucila V | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance, there is a welcome booth and have available guide services.