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Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones

Mexico City, Mexico
52 5 6040699
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War Museum

This former convent (for men, not nuns) focuses on the Mexican-American and Mexico-French wars of... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
svsp
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice old convent, poor museum.

The building is a colonial convent that it is very nice itself and is the house of the museum. The... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
seasonedvisitor
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Brisbane, Australia
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This museum features exhibits on the history of military conquests by foreign nations in Mexico.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexico City, Mexico
Coyoacan
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This former convent (for men, not nuns) focuses on the Mexican-American and Mexico-French wars of the 1840's and 1860's, respectively. They refer to these conflicts as the American intervention in Mexico and the French Intervention in Mexico, hence the name of the museum. You enter...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The building is a colonial convent that it is very nice itself and is the house of the museum. The exhibitions at the museum are very poor and it look like leftovers of other museum. Do not value the worst to spend your time unless...More

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Mexico lost about 40% of its land in the Mexican-American War. US citizens know little of it; Mexicans are better educated. US citizens need to learn and empathize with what happened. We increased our land; we depleted their land; and we know less about this...More

1  Thank Bill48Joan47
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is located in the Churubusco neighborhood of Coyoacan, about 2 Km (20 min. by foot) from the Plaza Hidalgo. In the pre-Hispanic period, this area was a small island, which was called Teopanzolco, at the juncture of Lake Texcoco and Lake Xochimilco. In...More

Thank Maria-Tucson
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones (The National Museum of Interventions) is a unique, historical museum in Coyoacan, south of Mexico City. It was originally a convent where Mexican soldiers together with a battalion of Irish soldiers, known as the St. Patrick's Battalion made their last...More

1  Thank Ernesto P
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went with teenagers not planning initially to go, and we found this to be an historical landmark with long history, since this place is from the 1800's. The museum first opened in 1981 and you will find here lots of documents, pictures, and stuff related...More

2  Thank Santi H
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The famous quotation from General Anaya comes from this place where was once the Convento de Churubusco (Hutzilopochco- Where the god hummingbird is venerated)...."If we remain some ammunition you wont be her"...this was the answer to General Winfield Sccott Request about the guns and ammunition.......More

3  Thank Mexicaviajero
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had a free morning at the end of a business trip. Best thing for us is the Museum opened its doors at 9am. I asked my business associate to look for something to do, so he searched war museums since he is a retired...More

1  Thank Fronterizo
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is not something you would find in any other place... only Mexicans would bother to put together a collection of objects that would tell about the different nations that have conquered (or not) their beautiful land... from the Spanish to the Americans, including the...More

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Mexico has been invaded, a lot, and understandably is touchy about the topic. This museum, a former monastery which was the site if a battle when the U.S. invaded jn 1847. (An aside, it appears that President Polk is much-despised here.) There is a record...More

Thank CarmichaelVentura
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Coyoacan
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”)
you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will
transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the
brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers
such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo
seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you
can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood
reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes
...More
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