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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
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Ranked #1 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums

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.  There are numerous rooms that... more »

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Ranked #2 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Ballets

The company used to be based at the Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, but now performs at various venues around town. Go here for details and schedule: www.balletamalia.... more »

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Ranked #3 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #5 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now... more » Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo Nacional de Historia. « less
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Ranked #6 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
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Ranked #7 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Art Museums

One of the newer museums opened to revive the historic centre and housed in a former art deco fire station. Well-displayed tribute to Mexico's exuberant folk and popular arts and... more »

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Ranked #8 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums; Government Buildings
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Ranked #9 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Coyoacan, a former village and now one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City, is a historic center. It is a popular place to... more » Owner description: Coyoacan, a former village and now one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City, is a historic center. It is a popular place to visit, especially on weekends, because many of the original layouts, plazas and narrow streets have been preserved and date from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. « less
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Ranked #10 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Ancient Ruins; History Museums

This is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of a modern day, partial excavation of "The Great Temple" of preHispanic civilization.  It begins with... more »

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Ranked #11 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a... more » Owner description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a famous panoramic mural of Mexican history by Diego Rivera. « less
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Ranked #12 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Mexico City's main street runs through an upscale residential neighborhood as well as the city's historic district.
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Ranked #13 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites; Museums

Also known as La Casa Azul the Frida Kahlo Museum is actually the house where she was born and also died.This museum is in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City. There is a very good... more »

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Ranked #14 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Neighborhoods
Ride a tram or simply walk through this area in the center of the city with its interesting historic buildings.
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Ranked #15 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure,... more » Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe. « less
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Ranked #16 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Owner description: This famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to have seen the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531, contains an... more » Owner description: This famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to have seen the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531, contains an image of her that is the most famous religious icon in all of Mexico. « less
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Ranked #17 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Tours
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Ranked #18 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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Ranked #19 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Religious Sites; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is without a doubt one of the the grandest sights in all of the world. It is amazing.  You do not have to be a Catholic to step inside... more »

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Ranked #20 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #21 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Art Museums

Founded as a Jesuit College, it became the Escuela Normal after the revolution. A baroque building, and one of the first to be decorated with murals by Rivera and Orozco in the... more »

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Ranked #22 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Ranked #23 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.
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Ranked #24 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Historic Sites
The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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Ranked #25 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Art Museums; Museums
This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego Rivera and houses his collection of pre-Columbian art.
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Ranked #26 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Museums
Owner description: This museum explores the role of art and culture in human life and includes art by such luminaries as the French sculptor... more » Owner description: This museum explores the role of art and culture in human life and includes art by such luminaries as the French sculptor Rodin. « less
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Ranked #27 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Neighborhoods
This neighborhood is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an oasis in otherwise bustling Mexico City.
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Ranked #28 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Educational Sites; Architectural Buildings
This neighborhood is the home of the National University of Mexico.
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Ranked #29 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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Category: Parks; National Parks; Forests
Owner description: This 1,600-acre bucolic park has enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among families with... more » Owner description: This 1,600-acre bucolic park has enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among families with children. « less
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Ranked #30 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous... more » Owner description: One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions. « less
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