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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City...
Ranked #1 of 544 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 December 3, 2013

A lot has been said about this museum, and yet we were still amazed at the quality and quantity of the presentation and the superb design of the buildings. An absolute must see in Mexico City!!

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Lots of history to take in here, and the museum nicely takes you through each region of Mexico and its anthropological history. A beautiful space, but by no means one of the best museums I have been to on my travels.

Invest in the English audio guide if your Spanish is feeble, as there is only minimal signage and plaques in English throughout the museum.

1  Thank Laura B
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you have not been here, it is a MUST. Great and original architecture, and wonderful pieces of mexican cultures, prehispanic and contemporaneous.I've visited with my family and have taken visitors from different continents, North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia. Everyone was captivated.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a wonderful museum, with enormous amounts of information and archeological displays. Note that although there are many displays with English, there are also many that are only in Spanish!

They offer audio guides as well, which is a good option. We spent about an hour and a half and only covered the first of two levels. We went on a Saturday, which might have been a mistake as there were an enormous amount of kids. There were some school kids there as well...one group of teenage school kids were particularly bothersome. They kept approaching us asking if they could take our picture. How odd is that. We said no and couldn't figure out what kind of game they were up to. The school leaders did nothing to curtail them and we were approached multiple times.

1  Thank CreateSF
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Museo Nacional de Antropologia is in a very cool building surrounding a central courtyard with an amazing central column which supports the huge roof. The collection is gigantic! No additional fee was required to use your camera (unlike other museums in the city) and they didn't complain about my sling bag, even though there's a sign saying no backpacks.

The only gripe is the lack of English descriptions for the bulk of the placards. There is English for the bigger signs, but most lack it. Thus, an audio guide in English is highly-recommended if you want more detailed info as you make your way through the rooms.

You should allow 2-3 hours to get through it if you are the type that likes to absorb the art and history on display. The collection is enormous, so be prepared to be overwhelmed!

The cafe/restaurant is very good, but a bit pricy.

1  Thank David P
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