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National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

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Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Skip the line with this entrance ticket to Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology and visit one of the most important buildings in Latin America, with rooms that contain the pre-Hispanic artifacts and history of the Mexicas, Mayas, Toltecs, and more cultures from the country throughout time. Enjoy a visit to the Anthropology Museum, the most emblematic place safeguarding the legacy, history, and culture of Mexico's many Indigenous peoples. Explore the museum, which stands as a symbol of identity, and as a resource for generations that want to learn more about their cultural roots. Wonder at its innovative design, the art, and the symbolism that has given the building a well-known personality around the world. See a great collection of pre-Hispanic objects that were found in different parts of the country, which were made by the various cultures that developed in the vast territory that is now known as Mexico.

Mexico City: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour 1-Day Pass

2. Mexico City: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour 1-Day Pass

Hop on a double-decker bus and enjoy panoramic views of Mexico City with this ticket. Get access to 4 different city routes including Historic, Coyoacan, Basilica, and Polanco. Travel freely, hopping on and off at any stop as many times as you want. Explore one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. See a variety of museums scattered throughout the city like the Templo Mayor Museum, Museum of Anthropology and History, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Soumaya Museum, Frida Khalo Museum, and more. Discover trendy neighborhoods like the Historic Center, Polanco, Xochimilco, or Coyoacán where you can experience the food, customs, and traditions of Mexico. Visit upscale shopping malls, bars, restaurants, monuments, and parks. See festivals and entertainment shows, depending on the season. Basilica CircuitDiscover the spiritual side of Mexico City. Marvel at everything around you and tour the halls of one of the most cherished worship centers in all of Mexico and Latin America. Closed: December 10th -12th. Polanco CircuitTake a look at the city’s most sought-after district. Come see one of Mexico City’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Go shopping at the most prestigious establishments and add some unique flavor by tasting its exquisite cuisine. Historic Center CircuitEnjoy the heart of Mexico City. Be amazed the whole way on a tour that offers sightseeing of the best of Mexico City, from its architecture, monuments, and museums to its unique flavors. Coyoacan (South) CircuitJoin the excursion that every tourist needs. Fill yourself with culture in Mexico City’s most artistic neighborhoods. Connect with their hipster lifestyle and tour incredible sites full of magic, flavor, and fun.

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

3. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

Enter the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City almost a half century after it was established, and discover why it remains the flagship enclosure safeguarding the legacy of the Mexican indigenous people. Standing as a symbol of identity and a mentor to generations seeking to dig into their cultural roots, the museum is the most popular in Mexico, attracting some 2 million visitors per year. Get insights into the various exhibits and their significance from your guide. Look at objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico. Learn about the various cultures that created them. Visit rooms where small objects, such as spear points are on display. These were used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies. Admire impressive objects such as the Stone of the Sun (Aztec calendar stone). Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to re-think the development of the Mesoamerican people including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. Enjoy some free time to explore the museum on your own after the guided tour. 

Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

4. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec, and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

Mexico City: Turicard Pass with 40+ Attractions

5. Mexico City: Turicard Pass with 40+ Attractions

Enjoy the very best of Mexico City and its surroundings on your own with this day pass. There is a Mexico City Pass by Turicard for everyone... chose a pass of 1, 3, and 7 Days so you can decide which one is better for you! Select your option, download the free app or access the special webpage, and manage your trip! With the intuitive webpage and app, you will be able to see all the activities that are offered, check the availability in real-time, and guarantee your spot. Your pass is available for 365 days from the purchase date. 1 Day Pass: More than 8 activities included! - Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe - Chapultepec Park By Bike Guided Tour - Mexico City at Night without Torre Latino - Xochimilco & Coyoacán - Day of the Dead - Guadalupe Shrine - Anthropology Museum - Ticket - Capital Bus Entrance 3 Days Pass: More than 20 activities included! Includes all activities of the 1 Day pass + - Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum - Mexico City at Night with Torre Latino - Palaces and Historical Buildings - Prehispanic - Teotihuacan Guide + Ticket - Ticket - Anthropology Museum - Ticket - Teotihuacan - Ticket -Torre Latino Observation Deck - Puebla & Cholula - San Miguel de Allende - Teotihuacan at Sunrise - Tolantongo Caves 7 Days Pass: 40 prime attractions included! Includes all activities of the 3 Day pass + - Afternoon Guided Tour to Teotihuacan - Tacos, Exotic Food & Local Markets - Mexican Night - Lucha libre y Garibaldi - Mexican Night - Lucha libre y Garibaldi (weekends) - Ticket - Templo Mayor - Ticket - Tula - Fireflies Sighting Tour - Taxco & Cuernavaca - Taxco & Cuernavaca & Mina - Ticket - Frida Kahlo Museum - Volcanoes Tour - Xochimilco, Coyoacán & Frida Kahlo Museum - Prehispanic & Teotihuacán in 2 days - Taxco & Cuernavaca + Puebla & Cholula in 2 Days - Teotihuacán & Basílica de Guadalupe + -Xochimilco, Coyoacán & Frida Kahlo - Ticket - SixFlags + and much more!

Mexico City: Chapultepec Park Bike Experience

6. Mexico City: Chapultepec Park Bike Experience

Ride on this bike tour inside Chapultepec Park, twice as large as New York's Central Park, and marvel at the different attractions. Let our professional guide take you on a bike ride through the park showing you all the hidden gems and the must-see sites! While exploring Chapultepec Park, ride your bike from one spot to another, stopping at each point of interest to take pictures of them and listen to your guide's explanations. Some of the most important landmarks visited include: the Monumento a la Patria, also known as the Monumento a los Niños Héroes, the Canadian Totem, the one small archeological zone found within the park, the Fuente de la Templanza and the Fuente de Moctezuma, the Casa de los Pinos, Chapultepec's Lake, and its Zoo. It is worth mentioning that Castillo de Chapultepec is admired all along the journey. It is recognized as the only real castle in North America, also doubles as a museum with art about Mexico City's history. Follow your guide around Chapultepec Park while learning about Mexico's history. This park hosts uncountable attractions, and with this tour a great portion of its surface is visited! Do not hesitate and book your tour.

Best Private Tour Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle

7. Best Private Tour Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle

Total duration: 3 hours 30 minutes. The Meeting Point will be at La Puerta de los Leones next to the side of the Estela de Luz Tower on Reforma Avenue. Chapultepec Castle, 1 hour 30 minutes divided into Explanations and Free time for you to explore and take photos. Brief walk through Bosque de Chapultepec and its beautiful lake, 20 minutes The National Museum of Anthropology, in its impressive Azteca Room 1 hour 30 minutes divided into Explanations and Free time for you to explore and take photos. End of the Tour.

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

8. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

Begin with a coffee at the museum cafeteria, listening to an introduction to the Mesoamerican Cosmogony and the "Mother culture," the Olmecs. Later, as you begin to walk, find out why the museum was built with its specific design, depicting the Mesoamerican (pre-hispanic) architecture and culture. Enjoy a walking tour of the leading galleries as you discover the incredible collections covering the three primary Mesoamerican cultures - the Teotihuacan, Mexican, and Mayan. Gain an overview of these historic cultures’ stories, beliefs, and mentality to make the visit more understandable and friendly.  Learn about the main aspects of these three essential cultures while visiting their art and main remains. Along the tour, the guide will show images and examples to complete the explanations more accurate, precise, and enjoyable.

Mexico City tour & Anthropology Museum Tour

9. Mexico City tour & Anthropology Museum Tour

Join this tour and explore Mexico City with a live guide. Discover the rich history of this city, known as The City of the Gods. Start your trip with a pickup from your hotel (if listed). Sit back and enjoy the ride to the historical center of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Marvel at the countless monuments and the architectural style as you drive. Walk around the Central Plaza, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, continue to Chapultepec Park, the second-largest city park in Latin America where the museum is located. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the top museums in the world. Discover a wonderful collection of art, artifacts, and history going back further than 4000 years.  Explore each section and be sure not to miss the iconic Aztec calendar stone. The museum is a must-visit when you are pretty sure it might even be the best museum you have ever visited in Mexico. After your visit, your tour will end. So jump in the car, and reminisce about your day as you enjoy a ride back to your hotel or if you prefer you can stroll around the park or enjoy a picnic by the idyllic lake if you like on your own. 

National Museum of Anthropology: Highlights Tour (Group)

10. National Museum of Anthropology: Highlights Tour (Group)

By the hand of an expert, explore in a group the biggest anthropological collection of Mexico! Get familiar with famous ancient civilizations like the Aztecs and the Mayans in order to comprehend today's Mexican Culture. The tour will start with a brief introduction about the history and architecture of the Museum and it's importance. After that you will start your journey through Mesoamerican's ancient worldview exploring the Olmec's, Mayan's and Teotihuacan's rooms. And finally, you'll get the chance to discover the Aztec culture to understand it's begging and ending that allowed the construction of what today is Mexico. *A minimum of 4 participants are required*

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4.3 / 5

based on 270 reviews

Our tour guide was Natalia and she is one of the best tour guides we have ever encountered. Her in-depth knowledge of the Mesoamerican cultures, the visual tools she uses through her iPad to provide context for her explanations and her engaging manner allowed for the best visit we've ever had of the Anthropology Museum. It was well worth it. In addition, as we had a private tour, she was flexible and accommodated our needs. All of us in our group of 5 agreed that it was one of the best guided experiences we have ever had.

Advice to arrive at 0835 was strange considering the museum does not open until 0900. Also there was some confusion about whether some people needed a Spanish- speaking tour guide when we had clearly paid for an English language tour. Having said that once the tour began Alexa (our guide, not the Amazon lady!)was superb - very knowledgable, passionate and answered questions from the group clearly and patiently. She hugely added to our enjoyment of the museum which has many fascinating exhibits. Thank you Alexa!

I must say we were delighted with the service & Allan has to be congratulated, too for everything - it was just what we wanted. We will definitely recommend you to others, and will use you myself when I travel to Mexico again. ;)

Thank you for providing us with a well organized and professional tour. Our guide was pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Mark Stainer 9:50 tour February 11.24

It was very informative , we got to learn a lot , beautiful location to explore, I would recommend it