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National Museum of Anthropology

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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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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi s/n | Col. Chapultepec, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 May 2005

I highly recommend paying a visit to Mexico City's famous Museo de Anthropolgia on their famous Paseo de La Reforma. If you want to get a real eyeful of Mexican culture and history, you've come to the right place. You could easily spend a few...More

19  Thank pabrams52
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Sometimes I am wondering whether any business instructs staffs to boost up ratings for their own premises. This is one of those. I visited the place with my college daughter. Both of us feel that we were ripped off--ticket expense was not the issue, time...More

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If you want a model of how anthropology museums should be designed and built, look no further. U-shaped, chronological indoor and outdoor tour through the ages of Mexico’s evolution was spectacular and combined the best of research, display, history, color, artifacts, and life-sized replicas of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is great and for free. All the exibitions are really nice and autentice. The building in itself is amazing and our children loved the waterfall.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived Thursday morning about 11a.m. and toured the site in 2 hours. I think the upstairs was closed. Today the entrance was free!! Bonus! You could definitely spend a lot of time here but we find we get overload at a certain point and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to see and learn at this incredible museum, it would require several visits to absorb it all. The collection is well labeled and beautifully laid out. We missed the English tour, but will try for it next time.

Thank nand150
Reviewed 2 days ago

You definitely need a guide if you want to learn about the artifacts and history but we went without one not knowing there's only very brief introduction in English at the entrance of each room and the rest is Spanish. We went on a Sunday...More

Thank Akakimi
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arranged in advance for an English speaking guide, through the museum. It was free and extremely helpful. Plan on spending at least a half day here.

Thank Dugan65
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so much to see in this museum from various tribes and regions of Mexico. My only complain is that even though they do have english signs for the rooms and major item, most items do not have labels in English.

Thank jychiu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Looks deceptively smaller than it actually is as there are 3 floors (including basement) for some of the rooms. Rooms cleverly connect through the main courtyard and the landscaped gardens at the back which have exhibits and replicas themselves.You need at least 4 hours to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum was very well done. I am glad we went, but half of it was closed. Never found out why but the entire top floor you could not go in. But maybe that was OK because we were good after two hours of exploring....More

Thank Bruna26
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the museum thinking that we would spend 3 - 4 hours there. There is so much to see that after 3 hours we were 'museumed out' and couldn't view any more exhibits. Excellent historical artifacts. Would recommend spending two half days...More

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Emily H
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Response from Roberta R | Reviewed this property |
It closes quite early - around 5 p.m. I think
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Benito A | Reviewed this property |
I strongly suggest the 2-3 hour tour as this Museum has a vast collection that comprises several precolumbian cultures.
3 June 2018|
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Response from QDC | Reviewed this property |
- Beach option: an all inclusive anywhere between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Take a day trip to Excaret. I consider the quality of the beach itself to be best at Cancun. - Urban option: Mexico City. Take the turibus for an... More