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National Museum of Anthropology
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Ranked #1 of 508 things to do in Mexico City
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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 July 23, 2013

An awesome museum! With Student ID's go in for free. The permanent collection is very interesting and complete. I would recommend this visit.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Museo Nacional de Antropologia probably does not get as many American tourists as it should. We hired a professional tour guide outside the museum (a good idea--they are well trained, very thorough, and give you much more history and details about exhibits than you would get on your own. Well worth the money to hire a tour guide.) Unfortunately, the guide shared with us that they don't get many Americans coming through, mostly Europeans and other foreigners interested in the rich indigenous history and culture and Mexico. The museum is a national treasure though it looks like it could use some updating in some places. Still, a must see--you should not miss it.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I liked this Museum very much because it feels like a historical journey to the past. have very beautiful exhibitions and you can easily spend a few hours there without getting bored. would probably be nice for teens too.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a beautiful museum, deserving two or three days to see everything on display. If you only have one day, focus on the Mayas, Aztecs and Teotihuacans. Kids love the displays as well, specially on the first room, "an introduction to Anthropology" full of miniature figurines about daily life in pre-historic villages.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Going to museums is one of my favorite acitivites when traveling abroad. That said this is a must do for any visit to Mexico City. This musuem does not disappoint as it is huge with lots of quality artifacts to see. It has so much, the day we spent there seemed like it was really not enough. I regret not taking a guided tour because some of the signficance was lost as we wandered on our own.

The cafeteria was suprisingly excellent. The service and food were very good. There is outdoor seating so if its a nice day it makes for a pleasant meal. Save some room for snacks though because the food strands right out front are also very good.

Thank eblis3
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