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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide

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  • 4-hour tour of the Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City
  • See archaeological artifacts on display, such as an Aztec calendar
  • Explore cultural exhibits with an expert museum guide
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide
US$11.00
Overview
Discover one of the world’s most impressive collections of artifacts from pre-Columbian Maya civilizations through Spanish colonization at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. An informative guide provides historical and archaeological context to the exhibits, including the Aztec Calendar, reconstructions of Maya tombs and giant Olmec heads. After this 4-hour tour, you’ll come away with insight into the influence of Mesoamerican cultures on Mexico today.
What to Expect
After meeting outside of the Museum of Anthropology and History, your guide will lead you around one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Along the way, your guide will describe why this museum’s collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is the most important in Latin America.

When you reach your destination, meet the museum’s cultural interpreter, who will enlighten you about the various exhibits and their significance. As you pore over objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico, learn about the various cultures that created them.

Explore rooms where small objects such as spear points are on exhibit, used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in both daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies.

Admire items that could fit in the palm of your hand as well as impressive objects like the ‘sun stone,' or Aztec calendar. Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to rethink the development of the Mesoamerican people — including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. You'll have free time to explore the museum on your own after the tour.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Major History Lesson

We only had 4 people in our group but 2 spoke Spanish & 2 spoke English so our fabulous guide switched back and forth with ease. We appreciated the extra time to browse during his translation rounds. He was an extremely knowledgeable guide and we...More

1  Thank Little P
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with our team at the museum. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
The best of the best!

I have traveled to 17 countries to date and enjoyed this Museum the BEST! I learned so much about Mexicos history. Give yourself a good 4 hours to really see this magnificent display. It's really spread out and if your hungry, there is a nice...More

1  Thank Movino777
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Understanding the Greatness of Mexico's Past

Coming here makes you begin to learn & understand the greatness of México's past civilizations.This place & it's artifacts chronicle the advances the cultures present in former times & their important contributions & influence on México & the world of today. I cite just a...More

Thank L L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
History overdose!

You need a whole day if you want to properly see and learn everything here! We only did the 1st floor and took 4 hours! That’s because we were awed by all the historical facts about Mexico! It’s a must visit if you are in...More

Thank Kadambari B
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hello Kadambari! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with us while visiting the museum. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We did a great tour with Lulu from Amigo tours and she was very knowledgeable, speaks good English, and was a lot of fun. Highly recommend her.More

1  Thank Daniel S
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hello Daniel! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with Lourdes at the museum. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you...More

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stanley S
18 May 2018|
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Response from L L |
There'should so much to see here it's not a place you can go thru in even 8 hours. Taking in all there is to see to begin understand the complex pre Columbian people's accomplishments & innovations will tire you out. So if... More
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stanley S
18 May 2018|
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Response from Harvey H | Reviewed this property |
I think so, but check the website to see the hours on the particular day you want to visit. Most museums in Mexico City open at 9AM on the dot, but again check the website.(which is in English and Spanish) Often they close... More
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