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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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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... read more

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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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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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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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I wasn't excited about visiting the anthropology museum, I am more into modern art museums and not that fascinated by anthropology, but this was so highly rated, we had to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised, this museum is really well done and very impressive. It's beautiful and the exhibits are laid out by areas of Mexico, each with... More 

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Great museum with a lot of mexican native exhibits with artifacts of each indian culture and what they contributed to society. The early hominid exhibits are particularly good with a great rendition of "Lucy."

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I must say this is a MUST whenever you are visiting Mexico City,,,,whether it be your first time there or you are a recurrent visitor. El Museo de Antropologia has so much history to present about Ancient civilizations that dwell in Mexico before our time. Everything is so beautifully preserved and at some point overwhelming. Some say that you can't... More 

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This museum is large and you need to devote several hours to fully appreciate t. One caustion - make sure tat you start on the right side, and progress chronologically. Very well done and recommended!

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