The National Museum of Anthropology (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Antropología, MNA) is a national museum of Mexico. It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.
The museum (along with many other Mexican national and regional museums) is managed by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History), or INAH. It was one of several museums opened by Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos in 1964.
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Carlos Jurado Jr | Feb 19, 2018
If your a person who enjoys learning about history and archeology this is a definite stop. The museum is Huge and can definitely be an all day experience - bring drinks and snacks in a small bag - bigger bags must be checked in. The layout is perfect with exhibits indoors and outdoors - artifacts from the earliest South American civilizations to modern age. Take the time and enjoy it can be a quick trip to see the "major" attractions but if you can spend a few hours and take in as much as you can. Admission is very affordable - no flash photos - the exhibits are well lit and show very well.
Ian Spencer | Feb 21, 2018
This is a must for anyone interested in pre-colonial Mexican history. The museum is sited in an attractive modern building and the exhibits are well laid out in every section. I spent most of a day there and needed to return. Be prepared for a major learning experience offered in both Spanish and English. If you are being parsimonious, take your own food. By Mexican standards the provision is expensive, though of good quality.
CJuradojr | Feb 22, 2018
WoW!!! What a place - full of history and discovery - the artifacts are plenty and presented in an awesome way...lots of people from all parts of the world. This is definitely a full day discovery - at least half a day - the staff is helpful and friendly fare was 70 pesos for non Nationals takes all the pics you'd like without using flash. There is no food or drink available and you can bring in a snack and drink in a small carry all. The surrounding park is the next best thing - explore and enjoy the lively people and attractions.
Javier Liendo | Feb 16, 2018
Magnificent pieces. Poorly managed. Old. Maintenance deficiencies. Awful restrooms. It is a pity.
Zoe Platek | Feb 28, 2018
You could spend weeks in this detailed museum.of Mexican anthropology. Definitely at least leave 3 hours - it's exhaustive and amazing. Coordinated by region, it covers both current and past indigenous lifestyle. A must-see if in Mexico City.
A Allison | Apr 13, 2018
Amazing. This museum is huge and no way you can comprehend everything you see in one visit. I was exhausted just trying to absorb the little I could. It's a museum that you have to visit numerous times to really capture it all. I'm glad they had numerous seating areas inside and outside for your relaxing pleasure. A break every so often is a welcomed joy. One of best museums I've visited during my world travels. This ranks up there with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo for sure.
Ed Correa | Apr 6, 2018
The national museum of anthropology is a must-due while in Mexico City, don't miss this amazing Museum. It takes you through a chronological history of Mexico and all the indigenous peoples that inhabited Mexico over the centuries. Most of the artifacts from this time were destroyed by the Spanish so it's very fortunate that they were able to preserve what's here in the museum. The culture of the Mexican people is simply beautiful and it's well-documented here in the Museum. Be sure to give yourself at least 3 to 5 hours of time to go through this museum is it is very large and typically has a lot of guests. There's a nice little gift shop there is well will you can buy some wonderful memories of your stay in Mexico City.
Kerry Reston | Mar 23, 2018
This museum is very clean and well laid out. It is almost too big to see all in one day. Very inexpensive to get into. You don't really need a guide as most displays also have English translation beside the Spanish. It really has some interesting displays and if you are a museum person you could spend most of your day here. Gift shop is a nice area to browse in also.
Skuratova Helen | Mar 30, 2018
Everything is very interesting. The place is so full of information and amazing sculptures and facts and original figures from all over the country. Every region and culture has it's own place,so you can easily distinguish what culture you are looking at. Everything is so colorful. It's amazing place for tourists and just Mexicans to come to know more about there culture. How rich and wonderful it is.
Liam Tahaney | Apr 7, 2018
This museum is possibly the greatest in the world. There are no two ways about it. It is overwhelmingly huge, beautifully designed, and simply amazing. It is also amazing how it is a single intrest museum, which I really appreciated. Rather than being distracted by random collections from everywhere and anywhere, it is purely the history and art of the peoples of Mexico. As an American who has been neglected in Mexican exposure, it was overwhelming to experience the vast scale of their history. Truly beautiful experience in a truly beautiful place.
Radyrick Canicula | Jun 9, 2018
So much too see! So little time! I suggest you prepare to stay here a few hours at a time and take a few breaks between. I was suprised to know there are quite a few washrooms and a even a Cafe located in the left hand side upon entering. The exhibits are laid out well enough to explore on your own without getting completely lost. Enjoy your Adventure!
Mario Hernandez | May 29, 2018
Very informative. Line looked long outside but moved really quick. once inside its a nice chronological walk though native history. We were exhausted from earlier but it still took us a few hours to see it. The do sell food inside and there are tons of street vendors outside. Most of the souvenier replicas they sell around the city are based on what is inside this museum. They are kiosk to the left when you go in . box office are to the right.
Ian Hogan | May 27, 2018
Only four stars as a foreigner so not really fair the artifacts from the Aztecs Mayans and Teotihuacan were all super cool. Nice little peyote exhibit upstairs that was unique. All things that were cool to look at but no plaque reading for English only folks like myself, awesome place though I am glad we went before visiting the pyramids so you can get an idea of what kind of cultures were able to build these monuments.
Alonso Nunez | Jun 10, 2018
This place just goes to show the rich history mexico has. It's has an amazing collection or artifacts dating back to the origins or humanity to the rich history the Azteca have. A must see museum and with the walk it involves come very early to be able to see the whole museum in full. Good food areas near by. Bring comfortable shoes you will walk a lot also very wheelchair accessible.
Thayne Tuason | Jun 23, 2018
Huge museum showcasing Mexico's past and present day indigenous cultures, though perhaps overlooking what is right underneath their noses. Though many might only spend a day here, I couldn't get through the first floor in 8 hours, let alone even see the second. If you are like me and think, "oh- I'll just come back on Monday since I will still be in town" if you don't see it all on the weekend like me- don't plan on it because it is closed along with most other nearby places that you might also like to see! Plan ahead and wear sturdy walking shoes. Maybe you aren't a museum person and/or only have an hour to spend- its still worth the 70 pesos ($3.50) to walk directly to the end room and see the huge rocks these people carved with hands and ingenuity. Its pretty incredible and a bucket list experience for me.
Jina Kim | Jul 12, 2018
This place was just mindblowing and filled with me awe and reverence for the great Mexican history. Amazing place with room after room filled with perfectly kept historical artifacts. We didn't even get to see it all because there was construction going on but it still took a solid 3 hours. Love the little details with the different themes gardens for each section. Highly recommend for all tourists, you will gain a deep respect for this country!
Liz D'Antuono | Jul 22, 2018
Lives up to its reputation. The artifacts are incredible - the museum the gigantic. I was at the museum over three hours and I still only saw approximately 70% of it. Warning! Watch out for the cheating taxis - take Uber. Aside from the taxis, this museum is a must. Also, it is right across from Chapultepec Park which is a beautiful city park.
Philippe Jacques Kradolfer | Jul 24, 2018
Superb museum! A place where you can literally spend days and days visiting, enjoying the rich Mexican cultural and historical heritage. You will be able to witness first hand the magnificent archeological finds of the grandiose history of times past. Each display and exhibit will transport you directly to the time and place of the people and culture you have in front of you. An absolute must during every time you visit Mexico City.
Cécile Danjou | Jul 1, 2018
Don't miss this museum in Mexico! Free on Sundays otherwise 70 pesos For some reason they did not make me pay ?! The museum is lively and incredible, the reproductions are very well made, and the different rooms are amazing. I can take up to 4hours to visit it all if you read everything so go there early! I was truly fascinated by the pieces of art.
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