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  • Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

    1. 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 im...

    I was very impressed with the museum, what we saw, what we heard and all the information that was given to us. I should let my friends know that the first place to visit in CMDX is the museum to understand the origen and

  • Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

    2. 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 the 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...

    The best way to view the museo de antropología and the Castillo de Chapultepec is through this guided tour.

  • Mexico City: Full-Day City Tour with Anthropology Museum

    3. Mexico City: Full-Day City Tour with Anthropology Museum

    Your tour begins in the Anthropology Museum, admire some of the pieces amongst the vast collection of pre-hispanic art inside of the museum. Your guide will explain pieces like the Sun Stone, also called the Aztec calendar; the Coatlicue, and several other pieces that reflected the thought, lifestyle and religion of the different civilizations developed inside the ancient Mexico. Later, head to the Historic Center of the city, where the Aztec empire was once seated. Your guide will give you a brief explanation on the Great Tenochtitlan, and the traces that remain as evidence of its existence. Walk through some of the busiest streets of the Historic Center and the outside of some of its emblematic buildings, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and the Palace of Fine Arts. In between the Museum and the Historic Center, enjoy a panoramic ride across Reforma Avenue; where ...

    Engaging and informative tour. Kevin was a brilliant guide. And one of the best museums I have ever visited. Highly recommend!!!

  • Mexico City: Private Walking Tour & Anthropology Museum

    4. Mexico City: Private Walking Tour & Anthropology Museum

    Meet your guide, who knows all the main sights and attractions of Mexico City, and your driver, who knows all the main routes and traffic patterns, at your accommodation.  Begin at the Zócalo (the Plaza of the Constitution) and walk through the traditional streets of the historic center. Discover the history of the most symbolic buildings on every corner. You will journey to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palas, the Palace of the Bellas Arts, Madero Street, and to a panoramic view of the Paseo de la Reforma.  Visit the Museum of Anthropology, one of the most important buildings in Mexico City as it has the largest anthropological and archaeological collection in the world. Rooms house the prehispanic evidence of the Mexicas, Mayas, Toltecs, and more cultures. The museum remains the most emblematic in the area as it safeguards the Mexican autochthonous legacy and stands as a sym...

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What people are saying about National Museum of Anthropology

I was very impressed with the museum, what we saw, what we heard and all the information that was given to us. I should let my friends know that the first place to visit in CMDX is the museum to understand the origen and

It is enough for two / three days. the museum is very large and diverse. the tour is highly recommended to get to know the history of Mexico. Our guide Antonio was very, very kind and explained everything in detail.

The best way to view the museo de antropología and the Castillo de Chapultepec is through this guided tour.

Great guide. Met us on time, handled the ticketing, gave us a great tour with breaks when we wanted.

Gerson was a great guide and we highly recommend him.