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National Antropology and History Museum
Chapultepec / Imagenes of Chapultepec / Other attractions

Neighborhood: Chapultepec
Address: Reforma Avenue corner Gandhi
Subway: Auditorio
Opened: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00 hrs.

Considered one of the most important museums in the world, the National Anthropology and History Museum of Mexico City, possesses the largest collection of pre-Columbian art in the planet, which distributed amongst its 24 rooms, constitutes the biggest museum in Latin America.

The National Anthropology and History Museum was designed by the Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, also the author of the Basilica of Guadalupe, the Templo Mayor Museum and the famous graphic identity of the Mexico ’68 Olympic Games. This museum is divided in several rooms, each one dedicated to one of the cultures that flourished in Mexican territory 3000 thousand years ago; we can find the Olmec Room, the Teotihuacan Room, the Mayan Room and the Mexica Room, among others of equal importance. The museum also has a room for temporal exhibitions, which come mainly from other important museums in the world.

This building offers us a different vision from what we see in other museums. Apart from showing unique pieces of prehispaninc art, it has reproductions of some of the most outstanding buildings in Mesoamerica, which submerge us into their culture and way of life. On the other hand, the architecture of the place is beautiful in itself, as it has a great dome from which water falls in homage to Tláloc, God of the Rain of the ancient Aztec civilization, as well as other elements which, together with its important collection, have placed this Museum among the most outstanding in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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