National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City
About National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City
National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Av Paseo de la Reforma and Calzada Gandhi S / N, Polanco Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Ticket Price: 57 MXN
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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National Museum Of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) - A Museum in Mexico City, Mexico. This is probably the second most visited destination in the city, and there’s nearly nothing bad to be said, only praises to be lavished. It’s Mexico’s most popular museum, and focuses on the Native American heritage of the country, both Aztec and Mayan. Exhibits include the famous Stone of the Sun, stone heads from the Olmec Civilisation, Mayan aretfacts, and even a layout of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec Capital on which Mexico City itself was built. The layout of the place is intelligent and the exhibits seem to flow from one to another, weaving a rich history for the viewer. And it’s massive. If you take your time, you could easily spend an entire day here.
National Museum Of Anthropology Information
- Prepare to spend 4 – 6 hours to cover everything.
- Wheelchairs available.
- There’s a nice restaurant and café on the ground floor.
- Check the shop next to the lobby for souvenirs.
- Audio guides available in English, Spanish and French.
- Tipping is not allowed.
How To reach National Museum Of Anthropology by Public Transport
- Auditorio Metro Station
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Exceptional museum that provides an extensive history of Mexico's complicated history. At some point, I simply could not keep it all straight. Perhaps half of the descriptions also had an English translation. The contemporary artwork interspersed through the exhibits was beautiful and added to the experience. I will be back after I read more Mexico's history so I can put it in better context.
Cheap entry. Beautiful museums. Very repetitive panels. Not enough English descriptions. No audioguide like most big museums. I wanted/needed more.
Quite interesting history of the American Continent (North) not just Mexico. I wish there were more immediate translations of signs or access to online audio. Google translate helps. Lots of repeated or copied setup inside, often missing immediate context. Display cases and environment are well made. Fee is 70 pesos.
Wear comfortable shoes because this place is huuuuuuge. At the time, tickets came out to $4 USD each which is a heck of a bargain considering the span of the premises. They do check your bags, and I believe they have a size restriction, but I don't remember. You can't bring water bottles with you, though. They have a cafe on site, and while a little bit pricey, the food and drinks were just what we needed. They have these little portable coat-rack-type-things for women to sling their purses over so they don't have to sit with them in their lap or on the ground or in another chair, and that was nice. It's sort of hard to find the entrance, though we did go during Independence Weekend, so our Uber driver could only get us so close to the building. It must have taken us 20 minutes to walk around because we couldn't find any signs pointing to the entrance, but it was well worth it. The entire perimeter is well shaded and beautiful in general. The photo I'm including is from the exterior of the building, not the inside of the museum.
Vast museum, interesting pieces but about 80% is in Spanish only. Apart from that there could've been more explanation at some places. I didn't get a student discount, because I'm a foreign student. First museum in Mexico which I've had this "problem".
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