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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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Ranked #1 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Edmonton, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It's perplexing: For a world-class destination that deserves an entire day, why do they HIDE the washrooms which you're sure to need sooner or later? Once the urgency was gone (a 20 minute detour in itself), I made a sport of identifying all the hiding spots. One pair under construction, good, there's hope. Two pairs blocked off with tape, being... More 

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Cagliari
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You can easily spend a whole day browsing at the incredible collection of this museum! Not to mention, the building is also very charming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I very much liked the amount of information and objects given, but I did miss a little interaction or entertaining. I would expect museums this size to give just a little extra to make you remember such rich culture even more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This place, this place! The treasures in this museum are beyond description. You may not be interested in Mexican history or anthropology (my companion wasn't), but this museum will still blow your mind.

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is amazing and gives a thorough history of Mexico and its people. It is a must see while in Mexico City. I agree with earlier reviews that you need at least four hours to see this museum at one time, although you can always go on more than one day. Simply outstanding!

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İstanbul-Turkey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Having seen most of the big museums of the World The National Anthropology Museum is one of the best with very rich,well preserved,well showcased art pieces and finds. Unfortunately we were on an organized tour and 2 hours were allocated to this museum. Big mistake. 4 hours is the minimum. I bought the very thick museum book and carried it... More 

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

spend the day and see a very complete history of Mexico .wear comfortable shoes ........restaurant is good .......layout is wheelchair friendly ....TAKE A CAMERA (no flash) ...I'm an archeology buff so I was in heaven .....ask about the statue of Tlac the god of rain at the front entrance ........GREAT STORY

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I and my partners were around for my destination of this city. It was lucky to be here. We tooked a lot of photos here. Love this place.

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Greece
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This museum alone could make the many hours travel to come to Mexico city worth it! The building is mind blowing! The collection is outstanding. Words cannot really describe...

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place. We bought the headsets so we could get more information. Just walking through the museum is awesome. Huge. The outside exhibits are beautiful too -- buildings and walls and sculptures.

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