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The National Museum of Anthropology: one of the world's finest


Safeguarding the rich cultural history of Mexico, the Museum of Anthropology possesses the largest collection of Mesoamerican works in the world.

Though André Malraux called it ‘the most beautiful museum in the world' when it was inaugurated in 1964, the National Museum of Anthropology has been recently renovated.

It is the perfect place to learn about Mexico's rich culture, from the pre-historic nomadic tribes up to the Spanish conquest. It brings together major works of Mesoamerican civilizations including Mayan, Olme, Toltec, and Aztec, and is the best starting point for any journey in the footsteps of Mexico's ancient civilizations.

Among other wonders, you can admire the famous Sun Stone, the most famous work of Aztec art, also called, incorrectly, the ‘Aztec Calendar'. This museum is a must, and it is a place where you can easily spend an afternoon or a whole day.

National Museum of Anthropology
Av Paseo de la Reforma & Calzada Gandhi
Chapultepec Polanco
Miguel Hidalgo
11560 Ciudad de México, D.F

+52 55 4040 5300

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