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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 in Mexico city

I was in cloud 9 once I got inside the first room. It is very educational. The pieces transform you to whichever civilization is being featured. Neat and spacious displays.

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Rayne, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in cloud 9 once I got inside the first room. It is very educational. The pieces transform you to whichever civilization is being featured. Neat and spacious displays.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is located in a very nice area of the city, very secure and worth walking around. It offers a view into ancient civilizations. Take at least 3-4 hours to have a quick look at every exposition room. I suggest to go very early and focus on the main room (Mexicans) and the Maya's room if you don't have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a huge, well organised and fascinating museum. The artifacts are all well displayed with text mostly in Spanish but with general descriptions in English. We spent 3 hours there and didn't do upstairs. We now understand how all the groups, aztecs etc, fit together historically. The cafe is good too ..... you'll need a break!

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very interesting. it is free for mexican citizens on sundays. The Aztec Calendar is here and a copy of a mayan tomb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gorgeous architecture. A beautifully put together history of Mexico. The collection is very substantial and in incredible condition considering how old they are. The museum is huge and you need to put a couple of hours just for downstairs. The restaurant was ok.

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Well worth the visit, and it's not expensive. It's an enormous museum, rich with history and artefacts. You could spend several days there easily. Only thing which was a shame (and a trick missed I think), there was nowhere to buy a drink or get a snack. They don't let you bring in anything so after a while I just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wish I would have more time to visit. Definitely worth going back. Especiallly since the museum is located inside a park, with other museums nearby, could make a day of it.

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We've gone to museum with Spanish speaker but still were missing on proper guidance and English language support. We asked for audio tour, but we're told that there isn't one. Then we found a official guide that ask $10/hr charge which in local price exchange didn't make sense at all. I highly recommend to come with someone who can speak... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to spend a whole day at since there are many exhibits. It is one of the best museums on pre-hispanic culture. It is next to the Bosque de Chapultepec which also deserves a visit. There are free guided tours that last an hour different times during the day and are highly recommended to get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent collection of sculptures and carvings, arranged in rooms according to era. Beautifully displayed. Allow at least 3-4 hours. Good restaurant on site.

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