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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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One of the best museums

it could take you a whole day to visit the museum!1 it has so much to see and it teaches you everything you need to know about mexico and its history. Definitely worth it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it could take you a whole day to visit the museum!1 it has so much to see and it teaches you everything you need to know about mexico and its history. Definitely worth it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most beautiful museum in the world, the collections in it and the history between it's walls is very awesome, at the entrance is the god of the rain that they found at the bottom of a ravine, it's the number one museum you have to put in your list when visiting mexico city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We absolutely adored the museum, spending four hours here and seeing not quite one-quarter of it. The objects are fabulous. Don't miss any of the tombs, especially the shaft tombs in the West Mexico section. There are also lovely outdoor re-creations of various ancient Mayan tombs. The only frustration, and one we think the museum must address, is the lack... More 

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Very learning experience of mexican / indians culture. Knowledge crew and good replica items and pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We easily spent 4 1/2 hours seeing many impressive exhibits of the rich and varied cultures throughout the history and areas of Mexico. We have a greater respect for the Mexican people and their culture and would return to visit more exhibits. The restaurant provides a nice rest and good food. The temporary exhibit of Huichols was of special interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would take several visits to do this enormous museum justice. Almost every object you see would be featured on its own in a smaller museum! The Aztec and Mayan rooms are especially fascinating, but every room representing every culture is interesting in its own right. Don't miss the headdress made of turquoise feathers, gold and turquoise in the Aztec... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a 3rd generation Mexican-American, I feel at times that my ties to my culture are stretched and tired. This museum was an incredible and moving experience for me. The exhibits were beautiful, informative and narrative. After making my way through several rooms I was overcome with a sense of belonging to something much bigger than myself. You can't put... More 

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Greatly impressed with this museum. Displays in both Spanish and English. Sunday afternoon is free admission.

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We spent two hours here and that felt like 1.5 hours too long. Not really sure what they tried to do at this museum, but it is not clear how you are supposed to view the rooms and what is going on. If you are not a native speaker, there is only limited English explanations on some exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is HUGE and has several exhibits covering several periods of Mexican history. We only had limited time so we focused on some of the Aztec exhibits as recommended in one of our tour books. We were maybe only here an hour and we barely put a dent in the museum. If you want to see everything, I would... More 

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