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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
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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.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Give yourself ample time to see this world class museum. It is chock full of exhibits, organized in rooms according to the various early inhabitants of what is now Mexico. Outside of each room are reconstructions of monuments and buildings that represent each culture.
We were shown around by a guide, which is recommended, since the museum would otherwise be overwhelming to first time visitors. Our guide had a plan of attack, which included which rooms to visit early before the crowds thickened, and which areas to emphasize. Even so, we spent some four hours there, and felt we had more to see.
The actual building is beautifully designed, with a symbolic column adding focus to the immense courtyard, and rooms leading into more rooms of fascinating artifacts uncovered by archeologists. Occasionally, we descended into recreations of graves to see the death practices of Aztecs or Mayans.
Clearly the intent of the National Museum of Anthropology is to celebrate Mexico's aboriginal people. Well done!!

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The museo is huge, many buildings but truly amazing. You really need an entire day or several days. Well worth the visit to learn about the history and culture of Mexico.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This museum was so inspiring!! You have to have time to spend there. It's like the history of Mexico passes through your eyes !!!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you have any interest whatsoever in history and archeology, this is the museum to go to. Too much to see in one visit. Best to come and visit one 2 rooms and then leave. Everything is well displayed and explained. A must, when in mexico

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to the museum with limited time. The tour guide helped guide us along but in many ways the museum deserves at least half a day.

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