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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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A must see when visiting CDMX

This is a great museum, level to the top ones around the world. The entrance is $70 pesos per person and kids under 13 are free. You can't miss coming here the exhibitions are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great museum, level to the top ones around the world. The entrance is $70 pesos per person and kids under 13 are free. You can't miss coming here the exhibitions are really interesting and they offer guided visits.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I has pyramids, mayan and historical pieces its great!! its very good location°° great to walk aroud, chapultepec castle, zoo, polanco area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is overwhelming. Stupendously wonderful artifact after artifact, and each one a wowzer. Start on the right side of the courtyard where you will find the earliest known statuette. Be sure to stop in and see the obsidian monkey, I won't say where it is so you can do a treasure hunt for yourself. If you know anything about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum with amazing cultural artifacts. Most of the signs are in Spanish but there are some English overviews in each gallery. It's free on Sunday for Mexican nationals, so I would go then. We went on Saturday morning and it wasn't too crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we are not big fans of museums and touristy places, my partner and I were encouraged to visit the National Museum of Anthropology by just about every local we met in CDMX. We spent a quiet afternoon wandering around the museum, and the staggering number of artefacts blew us away. The rich cultural history of Mexico is brought to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should not miss this on your MC trip. Rated #1 on most lists of attractions, it's soon evident why. The entrance courtyard is dominated by a majestic and architecturally unique overhead fountain. The museum displays are laid-out in a rectangular building in 10 easy-to-access chronological sections. Entrance to each section is outside from the courtyard. Crowds are well dispersed.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great nap time tour, our son napped in the stroller and my husband and I toured the museum! He was awake for the beginning portion and really enjoyed the 3D exhibits of houses and people and their tools ect. Then we went to the cafe for lunch and manged to get him to sleep shortly after. No... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The architecture alone makes it worth a visit to this museum - one of the prettiest I've ever seen. There's a lot here, and you could easily spend a full day. However, they have organized the exhibits in an accessible way so if you only have an hour or two, you can view the parts of Mexican culture that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is incredibly rich in exhibits. It has 12 rooms most have 2 floors, showing different ethnic groups (one is introduction to anthropology). Spent 3h there and it wasn't enough, make sure to reserve more time. Audio guides weren't available, only part of exhibits gave English descriptions so consider hiring a guide if your Spanish isn't good enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a not to be missed museum in Mexico City. Be prepared to spend a lot of time here as there is so much to see.

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