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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

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Address: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
Phone Number: 05 553 6266
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Description: 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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The building matches the collection.

The museum is a beautiful building and fits with the collection so well. We had only four hours and I think (as many have said) that we could have spent much longer here. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The museum is a beautiful building and fits with the collection so well. We had only four hours and I think (as many have said) that we could have spent much longer here. The collection (especially the Aztec, Zapotec, and Mayan) was spectacular. We rented the headphones and I found them almost useless. They had descriptions of about 1 in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate to visit the Museum of Anthropology with a guide. It is a beautiful structure in a beautiful setting, with a giant "Umbrella" that supports a canopy over the courtyard with water spilling out over the umbrella. There is also a very tranquil little pond with papyrus that is meant to remind the visitor what Mexico City looked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum is so big, you need minimum 2 days to go through each and every article kept their. We covered the museum in 5 - 6 hours, as we were not having that much of time to spend.. But whatever we saw, it was jus superb. One of the thing which you should not miss when you are in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ranking with the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Tower of London in my view. A stunning building, and priceless collection. The exhibits on the rise of the Mexica are well presented and described. The Mayan exhibits are also very good. Excellent combination of artifacts and reconstructions of ruins. A lot of walking, so be prepared. The restaurant on site is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is absolutely awsome. Spent a good 3 hours there and could of spent more if I had the time. It is very big but easy to go threw... plus it has a lot of info in english which is rare in mexico. If you want to know the origins of mexico and how it evolved threw the cultures... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you love history this is definitely your spot! I couldn't stay longer but I enjoyed every second of my visit. It is a must!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Located near the city zoo, modern art museum, and the Castle of Chapultepec, the Museo Nacional de Antropología let's you know almost everything about prehispanic cultures in México and central America. It's a place to visit two or more times in a week, and as well as other museums in Mexico has a very low fee.

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San Francisco, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely the best anthropology museum I've been to! Impressive exhibits - I wondered how much work was involved to move so many artifacts in there. The replicas are equally impressive, such as the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent with the vivid colors on. The only thing I would complain is that visiting this museum took some amaze away when I... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband loved the museum, he really enjoy the displays and enjoyed the architecture and gardens. The piedra del sol is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most complete and interesting Museums in the world, If you really want to see it all then you will need between 2 to 3 days because there are two floors, the first floor is history the upper floor deals with the traditional housing, weaving and clothing from different times and different zones in Mexico. A... More 

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Address: Address: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
Phone Number: 05 553 6266
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Bosque de Chapultepec
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Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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