Museum of Anthropology

 

Museo Nacional de Antropologia

 (The National Museum of Anthropology). This museum is located on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and Gandhi street in the first section of Chapultepec Park. Underground: Auditorio. It contains significant anthropological finds from the nation of Mexico such as the Aztec Calendar Stone and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli

 Opened in 1964 , by President Adolfo López Mateos, the museum has many fascinating exhibits, such as the Aztec calendar stone, giant stone Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, treasures recovered from the sacred Mayan well in Chicen Itza, a replica of Lord Pacal’s Mayan tomb from Palenque and ethnological displays of rural Mexican life as it is still lived today. It also has a very good model of the location and layout of Tenochtitlan , which puts present-day Mexico City in perspective.

 Many tourists consider this to be the best museum in Mexico City.  Allow at least four to five hours to visit, with a seven to eight hour visit being optimal. The museum is most crowded on Sundays, and if you plan to take pictures, use a camera with the ability to compensate for low light because no flash is permitted.

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday  9:00 am. to 19:00 pm.
Sundays from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm.
Monday is closed.

Sundays and holidays free entrance.

The National Museum of Anthropology Web Site

 

All pictures by the author mebes3t

 

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