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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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We were only able to spend about 3 hours here, but luckily were with a guide who was very familiar with the museum and gave us "the highlights". Even so, I think we were only able... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely an incredible building with an incredible amount of artifacts and information and in my opinion is best experienced as a 2 day venture (not necessarily back to back). Lots to see, and lots of interesting things nearby as well. Don't feel like you should do all at once...its quite cheap after all. Make sure to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were only able to spend about 3 hours here, but luckily were with a guide who was very familiar with the museum and gave us "the highlights". Even so, I think we were only able to cover about 1/3 of the museum. This is really a great, great museum. I hope to return at some point, but in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was simply not enough time to see each and every part of this national treasure. I will have to make more time on my next visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing museum. Our young kids (ages 4and 6) loved the diaramas in the introductory section. Sala 2. Here's a tip to keeping your kids occupied for a few hours – let them use an iPhone or camera to take pictures of everything they think is interesting. We had heard English language headsets were available but they didn't have them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to admire the central fountain and roof that is only supported by the center column. Nice collection of ancient pieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent museum, perfect to help deepen my understanding of the people who make up Mexico. With large, well laid out areas for the various peoples and eras of Mexico's history, I came away well educated and informed. We made one mistake: while many of the exhibits had an English translation, many more didn't, so hiring an English... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing, for sure, but I can't say we LOVED IT. I went with my 18 year old son who found it a little...umm...lets say quiet. But, I would suggest everyone goes to see it! The upstairs is curious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What I loved most about the museum is that there are artifacts from so many of the original inhabitants of Mexico. There is so much more to the story of Mexico than what is typically focused upon and contributes to the Mexico of today. An extra pleasant surprise was that the restaurant was also very good! It is also located... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't be bored, so suggest you pick and choose what is of interest to you. Unless you want to spend all day, pick wisely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Anthropology. We took the 1 hour English tour to begin our visit and then returned to some of the exhibits. The Museum tells the story of the many cultures in Mexico.

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