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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most famous museums in Mexico, it is an incredible place to get to know the Prehispanic history. You need more than one day to get to visit it all, but if you are in a hurry (around 2-3 hours), and specially if you go with children, don't try to go piece by piece, hall by... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is a place you must see. Great museum! You need at least 4 hours to see the most popular parts. There was no guide tours available but you can rent an audio set for 75 pesos. It has explanation for the most interesting items.

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Orinda, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the 2nd floor and loved understanding the cultural history of Mexico and the social organization and artifacts.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I remember going there many times during my childhood every time we went on vacation to Mexico City. The modern architecture is still very impressive with the massive central canopy supported by the central column and the waterfall fountain. And that is just the building. The permanent collection is still one of the best for history buffs.

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Prince Rupert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We could not get to the end of the exhibit. Endless and exciting. A must see for sure. Bring your camera.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

be prepared to spend all day marveling at perhaps thousands of artfacts. It has 24 rooms. bring good walking shoes and a camera without a flash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok, I'm not a museum lover...but I been around...this is one of the very best in the world, at least in my opinion. A must do in Mexico DF and a deep dive in Mexican rich history.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I love the history in this place. Amazing pieces of art! Understand how other people lived in other time is amazing!

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Mountain Top
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

What a nicely done museum. I preferred the second floor - more about people today and wish we'd gone there first, as we were exhausted after the first floor. My advice would be to go to the second floor first, then the first level, as by the time you get to it, it would have emptied out some.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to the museum 3 times and I find and learn new things every time... Everything is beautifully displayed and maintained, no matter what the exhibit is. A must see for everyone who is in Mexico City.

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