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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.

  • Private Full-Day Museums of Mexico City Tour

    3. Private Full-Day Museums of Mexico City Tour

    Be collected from your Mexico City hotel in the morning and start with the most important museum in Latin America, the National Museum of Anthropology, where the biggest and fullest collection of artifacts from the pre-Hispanic period of Mesoamerica founded during the archaeological excavations is exhibited  in more than 22 rooms. All the artifacts are original and divided according the tribe and the period of time. You will not only learn a lot about everyday life of Indians, who governed the lands of Latin America for many centuries, but also you will be able to imagine what that life was like.  After that, direct your steps to the colorful and original district of Mexico City called Coyoacan. When you are there it seems you have traveled to a completely different city and you are not longer in the capital. Coyoacan is a bohemian center of Mexico City, the place adored by painters,  m...

  • Mexico City: Castle & Anthropology Museum Private Tour

    4. Mexico City: Castle & Anthropology Museum Private Tour

    Visit the Castle of Chapultepec. Witness its outstanding collection of historical artifacts, before enjoying a trip to the National Museum of Anthropology. Begin your day with pickup at the hotel in Mexico City. Hit the road with your private guide and head for the castle of Chapultepec. Built at the turn of the 19th century and set in the middle of a forest, the Castle is an architectural gem. Enjoy an interior which houses many fascinating examples of Mexican heritage. Next, set off for the National Museum of Anthropology. The museum's design itself is rightly regarded as part of Mexico's architectural and cultural identity. Once inside, discover exhibits on the archaeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, hear fascinating accounts for the Mexico's ethnic diversity, and admire its massive ceilings up to 6 meters tall.

  • Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

    5. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

    Meet your art historian guide at the Anthropology Museum of Mexico City who is also a certified tourist guide. Embark on a walking tour of the main galleries as you begin to discover the incredible collections inside which cover the 3  main Mesoamerican cultures - the Teotihuacan, Mexican, and Mayan. As you begin to walk, find out why the museum was built with its specific design which resembles the architecture and religion of Mesoamerican cultures. Gain an overview of the stories, religion, mentality, and cosmologies of these historic cultures, to make the visit more comprehensible and friendly. The guide will show printed images and examples of the art form those cultures to make the explanations more accurate, clear, and enjoyable. After visiting the museum, spend some time at the gift shop. Then, head to one of the gardens in front of the museum to experience and enjoy the "Volado...

    All arrangements went without a hitch and our guide Hector was very personable and incredibly knowledgeable. Would recommend him very much.

  • Mexico City Tour and Anthropology Museum

    6. Mexico City Tour and Anthropology Museum

    Mexico City, “The City of the Gods”, is one of the largest cities in the world offering a wealth of grand history and cultural discovery. Countless beautiful monuments complement the city’s elaborate architectural style. You’ll find areas as unique as the times they were built including the magnificent historic city center. We’ll visit symbolic sights including the national palace where you’ll see beautiful murals painted by the great artist Diego Rivera, Constitution Square (the Central Plaza or "Zocalo") and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Stepping away from the main avenues of the city, we will visit Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of Mexico City, the "Pink Zone" (Zona Rosa) and the Anthropology Museum. One of the top museums of its kind in the world, the Anthropology Museum is divided into...

    Excellent from start to finish. I was especially pleased with the guide as she made it a point to translate in English equally even though my wife was the only English only speaker in our group of 12. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and I felt like I attended a session of ancient Meso America history and Mexican history. Wish list would have been to have more time at the museum. It was stretched to about 1-1/2. We would have just stayed but we were nearing closing time 5pm.

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

    7. 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

    8. 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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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

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.

our tour guide was the best. showed us everything we wished to see

Gerson was a great guide and we highly recommend him.