Photo Diego Berruecos
Museo Nacional de Antropología
Housed in a 1964 structure whose mod lines, central fountain, and flourishes by artists like Mathias Goeritz and Miguel Covarrubias greatly complement the displays inside, this anthropology museum is a repository of the most important pre-Hispanic treasures modern Mexico has discovered, displayed as part of exhibits that trace the entire history of the Americas’ indigenous population from the Bering Migration to the present day. Exhaustive—sometimes exhausting—in scope, many visitors choose to jump ahead to “greatest-hits” galleries focusing on name brands like the Aztecs (to see the misnamed Calendar Stone), Maya artifacts, or the Olmec culture, this last famed for its colossal (and quite sensual) head sculptures dating to Mesoamerica’s earliest recorded eras.
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Av Paseo de la Reforma & Calzada Gandhi S/N, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 4040 5300
Tue - Sun 9am - 7pm