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National Museum of Anthropology

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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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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi s/n | Col. Chapultepec, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
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Reviewed today

The ancient history of Mexico is covered in this museum. Both the local valley's history, and many other parts of Mexico inhabited by ancient civilizations. The museum does a particularly good job of focusing on one specific time, area and cultures in each room of...More

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Reviewed today

Make sure to take your time, I´ve been here about 3 times and I´ve never been able to see it complete in just one visit. Sundays are recommended as they have a free entry, make sure to go on a random Sunday (not near holidays)...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You can't skip this visit, lot of interactive tools and amazing antropology pieces. You won't get bored and will learn a lot!

Thank みさお 五
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is truly an important place to visit when in Mexico City. The museum covers Mexican history but also has a fabulous history of humankind, including a scale copy of Lucy, the first known human. The detailed dioramas, recreated structures of Teotihuacán, the enormous collection...More

Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place really lives up to its hopes. I felt like anybody can take a lot out of visiting this place for just an hour. I loved it so much I went back twice.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was to third time I visit this Museum. It is important to understand the origins of Mexican Culture. If you visit Mexico City and are interested in the History of Mexico you have to visit.

Thank Manicero
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only downside to this experience was that there was simply too much to digest in the single day we had there. We had to skip a few sections, sadly. It would have been ideal to have at least two substantial visits during our stay...More

Thank 152judy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an incredible experience. The selection of Mayan and Aztec artifacts in one museum is not to be missed. We spent a couple of hours here and could not see it all. The layout of the different time periods in the history of Mexico...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my favourite museum in Mexico, first of it is an amazing building with a breathtaking courtyard. The exibits are complete and informative, with many unique pieces like the original Maya codex and some beautiful pieces of Stone artwork.

Thank Florian V
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great Museum and free on sundays. If you are a history buff and want to understand better Mexico's and world history this is a great place to visit.

Thank Patrick C
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Emily H
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Response from Roberta R | Reviewed this property |
It closes quite early - around 5 p.m. I think
steve l
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Response from Benito A | Reviewed this property |
I strongly suggest the 2-3 hour tour as this Museum has a vast collection that comprises several precolumbian cultures.
3 June 2018|
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Response from QDC | Reviewed this property |
- Beach option: an all inclusive anywhere between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Take a day trip to Excaret. I consider the quality of the beach itself to be best at Cancun. - Urban option: Mexico City. Take the turibus for an... More