National Museum of Anthropology

Local nameMuseo Nacional de Antropología
LocationMiguel Hidalgo, Mexico City

The National Museum of Anthropology is a national museum of Mexico. It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.

The museum is managed by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, or INAH. It was one of several museums opened by Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos in 1964.Assessments of the museum vary, with one considering it "a national treasure and a symbol of identity. The museum is the synthesis of an ideological, scientific, and political feat." Octavio Paz criticized the museum's making the Mexica hall central, saying the "exaltation and glorification of Mexico-Tenochtitlan transforms the Museum of Anthropology into a temple."

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Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket from 12 USD
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Permanent exhibition:
Adults: MXN 75
Students, children (under 13), seniors: free
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More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +52 55 4040 5300

Address Av. Paseo de la Reforma y calzada Gandhi, 11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Coordinates 19°25'33.789" N -99°11'11.836" E

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