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Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number:
52 5 6040699

This museum features exhibits on the history of military conquests by...

This museum features exhibits on the history of military conquests by foreign nations in Mexico.

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History everywhere around

Went with teenagers not planning initially to go, and we found this to be an historical landmark with long history, since this place is from the 1800's. The museum first opened in... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
Santi H
Mexico City, Mexico
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Mexico lost about 40% of its land in the Mexican-American War. US citizens know little of it; Mexicans are better educated. US citizens need to learn and empathize with what happened. We increased our land; we depleted their land; and we know less about this war than any other. Why? It is uncomfortable to realize we provoked a war and... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is located in the Churubusco neighborhood of Coyoacan, about 2 Km (20 min. by foot) from the Plaza Hidalgo. In the pre-Hispanic period, this area was a small island, which was called Teopanzolco, at the juncture of Lake Texcoco and Lake Xochimilco. In the 17th century, the Spanish built the monastery of Churubusco over a ceremonial site dedicated... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones (The National Museum of Interventions) is a unique, historical museum in Coyoacan, south of Mexico City. It was originally a convent where Mexican soldiers together with a battalion of Irish soldiers, known as the St. Patrick's Battalion made their last stand against American forces in August 1847. The battle is considered the bloodiest battle of... More 

1 Thank Ernesto P
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Went with teenagers not planning initially to go, and we found this to be an historical landmark with long history, since this place is from the 1800's. The museum first opened in 1981 and you will find here lots of documents, pictures, and stuff related to many interventions in Mexico, 1829 Spanish Intervention, 1838 French intervention, 1846 American Intervention, and... More 

2 Thank Santi H
Ciudad de México
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The famous quotation from General Anaya comes from this place where was once the Convento de Churubusco (Hutzilopochco- Where the god hummingbird is venerated)...."If we remain some ammunition you wont be her"...this was the answer to General Winfield Sccott Request about the guns and ammunition.... Besides the souvenirs and museum from the historical site is good to know that behind... More 

3 Thank Mexicaviajero
San Juan, Texas
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Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We had a free morning at the end of a business trip. Best thing for us is the Museum opened its doors at 9am. I asked my business associate to look for something to do, so he searched war museums since he is a retired Sargeant Major. Did I luck out. The Museum is in a 17th century former Franciscan... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is not something you would find in any other place... only Mexicans would bother to put together a collection of objects that would tell about the different nations that have conquered (or not) their beautiful land... from the Spanish to the Americans, including the French and some more I may forget, all the invasions that have taken place in... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Mexico has been invaded, a lot, and understandably is touchy about the topic. This museum, a former monastery which was the site if a battle when the U.S. invaded jn 1847. (An aside, it appears that President Polk is much-despised here.) There is a record of every incursion Mexico has experienced. Building is sinking at different speeds in different places... More 

Thank CarmichaelVentura
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Summary This museum is located in a former monastery and has many historical connotations as a Franciscan site, a battle site of the actual battle of Churubusco between the USA and Mexico during the 1846-48 war and lastly as an aztec shrine. It is a treasure trove of history for all three and is split into two different levels, the... More 

Thank david h
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The museum is situated in Coyoacan in a former monastery that served as a base of operations for the Batalla de Churubusco on August 20, 1847-- you can see the cannons that were set up for the defense of Mexico City against the American invaders. France invaded Mexico twice in the 19th Century; the U.S. invaded in 1846-48 and again... More 

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