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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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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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If you go to Mexico City and don't visit this museum, it's as if you didn't go at all... Great displays, great learning but not all is translated to english unless you pay extra... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to Mexico City and don't visit this museum, it's as if you didn't go at all... Great displays, great learning but not all is translated to english unless you pay extra for the audio tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place I try to visit whenever I'm in Mexico City. Located inside Chapultepec Park, it is a great place to glance at amazing pre-Hispanic artifacts and learn about Mexico's indigenous cultures while getting a break from the city. The museum offers beautiful open spaces featuring a tall water fountain at its central plaza. Exhibitions are sorted by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum. You could spend a lot of time exploring the many exceptional exhibits. There is some English but most of the signs and descriptions are only in Spanish. Also, the museum could use better signs for general directions and layout.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this museum on a guided tour of Mexico so was limited on time I could spend there but wish could have spend longer. It was very interesting and helped gain an understanding of Mexico history and culture. I spent most of the time in the Aztec hall so throughly recommend a look. Also when you walk in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, i have finished the museum in about 5-6 hours, it was very interesting with a lot of different things and different cultures. There's a lot of little statues and objects which you could tend to feel overwhelmed by, there are so many of them that you don't really look at them anymore. the place overall is absolutely breathtaking, ou... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a few hours at this extraordinary museum (the architecture, lay out, display, content are all outstanding). Suggestion for visitors: Come here when your energy level is at the highest and plan on spending no more than 3 hours/visit to enjoy and soak in what the museum has to offer. You will not be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk through thousands of year’s human history on the land of Mexico. It was an educational and eye-opening experience for both kids and adults. Plan at least half a day to go through all the major exhibitions on the ground floor. Time well spent for family with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't cover the entire museum but I can say this for certain: I loved every minute I was in there. I learnt a lot about the country's history and culture. As a person who loves both, it was beautiful. I'd love to go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best museums in the city. It has alot of different exhibits you can visit. The best part, by far, ia the Mayan and Aztec rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a gem among all museums I've visited in my adult life. It gives an objective view of latin american roots, comparing the middle american ancestors explaining the diversity of cultures that flow through Mexico and its neighboring countries

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