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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide

Highlights
  • 4-hour tour of the Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City
  • See archaeological artifacts on display, such as an Aztec calendar
  • Explore cultural exhibits with an expert museum guide
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide
US$11.00
Overview
Discover one of the world’s most impressive collections of artifacts from pre-Columbian Maya civilizations through Spanish colonization at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. An informative guide provides historical and archaeological context to the exhibits, including the Aztec Calendar, reconstructions of Maya tombs and giant Olmec heads. After this 4-hour tour, you’ll come away with insight into the influence of Mesoamerican cultures on Mexico today.
What to Expect
After meeting outside of the Museum of Anthropology and History, your guide will lead you around one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Along the way, your guide will describe why this museum’s collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is the most important in Latin America.

When you reach your destination, meet the museum’s cultural interpreter, who will enlighten you about the various exhibits and their significance. As you pore over objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico, learn about the various cultures that created them.

Explore rooms where small objects such as spear points are on exhibit, used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in both daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies.

Admire items that could fit in the palm of your hand as well as impressive objects like the ‘sun stone,' or Aztec calendar. Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to rethink the development of the Mesoamerican people — including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. You'll have free time to explore the museum on your own after the tour.
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Mexico City Vacation

I was a very nice vacation traveling to Mexico City , I enjoo stay for a couple days with my friends there.More

Thank Elaine Maria C
josearo, Gerente at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Dear Elaine Maria. Thank you so much for your comments, it is great to know you enjoyed the visit to Mexico City. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour of world class museum!

This museum is a must see if you come to Mexico City. The architecture of the museum itself is amazing and the collection is very impressive! Our guide, Gabriel, was a wonderful guide who took us through 3 of the exhibitions covering the Teotihuacan, Maya...More

Thank Susie E
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Susie! Thank you for your comments, we feel very happy to know you had a great time with Gabriel at the museum. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018
A great experience

My wife and I went to the museum on the metro train to Auditorio on line 7. Ask for directions at the tourist info booth next to the Cathedral.Cost is about 20 pesos each way.Its about 15 minutes from station to museum.Turn right out of...More

2  Thank Steve D
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hello Steve. It is good to know you and your wife enjoyed the visit to the museum. We invite you to use our services at any of our destinations, we have profesionals native guides to have great experience. Best regrads, Amigo Group

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
Major History Lesson

We only had 4 people in our group but 2 spoke Spanish & 2 spoke English so our fabulous guide switched back and forth with ease. We appreciated the extra time to browse during his translation rounds. He was an extremely knowledgeable guide and we...More

2  Thank Little P
josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with our team at the museum. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018
The best of the best!

I have traveled to 17 countries to date and enjoyed this Museum the BEST! I learned so much about Mexicos history. Give yourself a good 4 hours to really see this magnificent display. It's really spread out and if your hungry, there is a nice...More

3  Thank Movino777
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JeffW2863
14 September 2018|
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Response from L L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, per the museum's website wheel chairs are available at the entrance. They are free.
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stanley S
18 May 2018|
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There'should so much to see here it's not a place you can go thru in even 8 hours. Taking in all there is to see to begin understand the complex pre Columbian people's accomplishments & innovations will tire you out. So if... More
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