National Museum of Anthropology



National Museum of Anthropology

The National Museum of Anthropology (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Antropología) contains one of the world’s largest collections of archaeological and anthropological artifacts from prehispanic Mayan civilizations to the Spanish conquest. Each of the museum’s 23 permanent exhibit halls is dedicated to a different geographic region or culture.

The museum’s collections include the famous Aztec Stone of the Sun, giant stone heads of the Oimec civilization, treasures recovered from the Mayan civilization, the reconstruction of an eighth century Mayan tomb, and a replica model of the Templo Mayor. Visitors can easy spend an entire day exploring the nearly 20 acres of the museum.

Not all of the explanations are translated in English so you may want to hire a guide or rent an English audio guide.

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    • Recommended length

    • Up to 1 hour
    • 1-3 hours
    • Half a day
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    • A day is not enough
    • Price

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      • Access by public transportation
      • English available
      • Restaurant or food for purchase
      • Restrooms

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    One visit is not enough - plan on going at least twice

    Reviewed 26 February 2017

    While a single visit is not enough, we felt that multiple visits is better than staying all day long, especially when visiting with kids. This museum has one of the finest collections of antiquities from the Americas you can find anywhere, and the kids were fascinated despite working through more than half the museum (and not having their cameras). The ''Aztec Calendar'' is the most famous piece in the collection (and worth the visit), but the number of highly detailed artifacts and partial temple reconstructions by Mayas, Aztecs, and many other indigenous nations is fascinating. Tickets are cheap, so feel free to take your time if you're in Mexico long enough for multiple visits. The museum restaurant has pretty good food choices, too, so you don't need to hunt for other food options during the visit. This is one of Mexico City's true ''can't miss'' attractions and one of the great museums of its kind anywhere. Chapultepec Park itself is worth taking time to wander around, so the museum can be a part of a day filled with variety.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    Practical info

    Paseo de la Reforma 203
    11100 Mexico City, Mexico
    +52 (55) 40 40 53 00 ext. 412309


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