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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico (Bosque de Chapultepec)
05 553 6266
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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #1 of 289 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The huge  National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec (Grasshopper) Park in Mexico City is one of the most extensive of its kind in the world... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see when in Mexico City. Learn about the pre Spanish colonial cultures in Mexico through archeological treasures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Get here early and give yourself 2-3 hours. The layout and contents of the museum are most impressive. Stick to the first floor and buy an audio guide at the entrance -- it's worth the small cost.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a world class museum, a must-see if you have the time. But it's huge, and you just can't take everything in. My guidebook said you would need several hours to do it justice, and that's probably right. But after two hours at the end of a busy sight-seeing day I wasn't capable of doing it justice no matter... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The most interesting museum I have ever been to - easy to understand, totally enthralling...I want to know more First stop in Mexico City!

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is real treasure, so well maintained, plenty of exhibits that are right in your face (even though you can’t touch) and set in the middle of a huge park adjacent to nearby other museums, lakes and recreation. The Museum has a number of different galleries, each depicting the culture of a particular part of Mexico so it greatly enlarged... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Has a very extensive collection and is well designed to make it easy to go through each region hall by hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

To do this properly you will need at least a day, and not be in a hurry. The aggregate impression is humbling for someone more familiar with European classical history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately I spend only half a day in the museum but they have a lot of things to see and each object has an explanation, so you can spend the entire day if you like this things! It is easy to get there by subway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

World's greatest collection of Olmec, Mayan, Aztec artifacts. Located in a gorgeous park. Not a place to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum is really amazing. You do need a lot of time or be able to break up your visit into several different trips. There are tours (free) in English but only if they get enough people so a bit unpredictable. So many great pieces to see. Also a short video before you enter can help with a bit of... More

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