Museums in Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the world's great museum towns, the equal to New York and Paris. Thre's a museum for just about any subject that fascinates you; if you want a little help in deciding which ones to visit, here's a list of the Top Ten Museums in Mexico City.

#1 on the Top Ten list is the the Museo Nacional de Antropologia - the National Anthropology Museum. Arguably the world's finest collection of pre-Columbian artifacts resides in a building complex that's also a modern masterpiece. If you have time to visit only one exhibition space, go to the Aztec Gallery. Alongside the fabulous ceramics and stonework diplayed here are two scale models that put the richness of the Aztec world into perspective: the first of the city of Tenochtitlan and its temples and palaces; the second a world in miniature of the bustling market at Tlatelolco.

Located in the south of Mexico City in Xochimilco, #3, Museo Dolores Olmedo is a former private estate and the home of one of Mexico's most influential art collectors. Personal spaces of the reconstructed Spanish Colonial period mansion have been preserved as they were when Olmedo lived there. Her friendship with Diego Rivera is demonstrated with hundreds of the artists works, some of them portraits of Olmedo's family.

If you grew up studying the American version of the "Mexican-American War," hasten to the Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones, #8, for Mexico's side of the story.


Anthropology Museum (Museo de Antropologia)

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Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Ghandi
Colonia Polanco Chapultepec

All of the pre-hispanic cultures under one roof...
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Museo del Templo Mayor

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Seminario 8
Centro Histórico

Archaeological Artifacts and more... read more

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Avenida México 5843
La Noria, Xochimilco

The home of Diego Rivera's muse and largest collector... read more

Papalote Museo del Niño

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Av. de los Constituyentes 268
Bosque de Chapultepec

A museum kids and adults will enjoy... read more

Museo del Zapato

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Bolívar 27
Colonia Centro

Shoes From Around the World... read more

Museo Anahuacalli

Calle Museo 150, Coyoacan
Col. San Pedro Tepetapa

Diego Rivera's Pre-Hispanic Collection... read more

Museo Nacional de Historia

Primera sección del Bosque de Chapultepec
Colonia Chapultepec Polanco

From pre-Hispanic to revolutionary Mexico... read more

Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones

Calles General Anaya y Xicoténcatl
Colonia General Anaya

Invasions of Mexico... read more

Museo Casa Luis Barragán

General Francisco Ramírez, 14
Colonia Ampliación Daniel Garza

The house of the famous architect... read more

Museo del Automóvil

Avenida División del Norte 3572
San Pablo Tepetlapa

The Evolution of the Automobile... read more
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