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Galeria de Historia

Neighbourhood: Bosque de Chapultepec
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Address: Rampa de acceso al Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico City 11580, Mexico
Phone Number:
52-41-31-40
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Located next to the larger Museo Nacional de Historia, this small museum...

Located next to the larger Museo Nacional de Historia, this small museum documents the history of the country from 1800 to 1917, with an emphasis on the Mexican struggle for independence. It is also known as "Museo del Caracol" (The Snail Museum) for the spiral shape of its glass building.

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Little museum where Mexican history is told. I can't say I really enjoyed my visit as the historical events are presented in a very simplistic way. The location is great though... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beppo81
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little museum where Mexican history is told. I can't say I really enjoyed my visit as the historical events are presented in a very simplistic way. The location is great though in Chapultepec park.

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hartford, ct
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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

This little museum is very clean and well maintained. The staff obviously takes great pride in taking care of the place. For the most part the exhibits were small figures representing key moments in the history of Mexico. Not very exciting.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We were highly disappointed in this museum. TIP1: there is no support for English. Everything is in Spanish. Luckily, we speak enough Spanish to get the gist of things. The history of Mexico is told in a spiraling series of vignettes, minatures, or dioramas. I had some interest in the presentations but the facts presents are overly simplistic. We arrived... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

This is Mexican history as distorted by the PRI. The design of the building, the Caracol, was interesting, as it circles down while moving forward in time. The exhibits however were childish, and the idea presented, that the Constitution solved all of Mexico's political problems, is preposterous propaganda.

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