5 Best Museums in Mexico City | How many museums are in Mexico?

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There is a huge amount of museums in Mexico, it is estimated that there are around 1,450 museums in total throughout the country counting Mexico City with 173 museums, being so many it is sometimes difficult to decide which ones to visit especially for a person visiting the country for a few days.

In this blog you can learn about 5 of the best museums in Mexico City that will awaken your interest in learning more about our culture and traditions.

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1. Museo Nacional de Historia

Chaputltepec Castle houses one of the best and most important museums in the country since 1993, when it was decided to use this place as the headquarters of the museum.

The museum presents 12 rooms where 4 centuries of the country’s history are exhibited, ranging from the conquest of Tenochtitlan to the Mexican Revolution.

  • Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $85.00 MXN

2. Museo Nacional de Antropología

This is the largest museum in the country, inaugurated in 1964 and where over the years a large number of archaeological and anthropological testimonies are exhibited in its 22 rooms.

The Stone of the Sun, the Coatlicue and the Stone of Tízoc are three of the most important pieces of the museum.

  • Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $85.00 MXN
  • Sunday free admission for nationals and foreigners residing in the country.

3. Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo INAH

Here are kept objects from different cultures around the world that help us understand the value of cultural diversity, thanks to these collections is that several museums were created.

According to the museum’s website it contains in its collection about 14 thousand objects that represent the cultures of the world at different times. We can find objects on display coming from countries such as Egypt, China, Japan, Israel and even Mesopotamia.

  • Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free admission

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4. Museo del Templo Mayor

Between 1978 and 1982 excavations were carried out as part of the project of the Major Temple, where around 7,000 objects were recovered, vestiges of the major temple of Tenochtitlan and surrounding buildings, all of which led to the creation of the museum.

The museum has 8 rooms, exhibiting what was recovered in the excavations some rooms dedicated to the god Huitzilopochtli and the god Tláloc, in them is shown everything related to these gods and the Mexica culture.

  • Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $85.00 MXN 
  • Sunday free admission for nationals and foreigners residing in the country.

5. Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most outstanding buildings in Mexico City and houses two great museums, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Architecture.

The first one offers some artworks and huge murals made by famous Mexican muralists and also from time to time the museum offers temporary exhibitions that are worthwhile, while the architecture museum is located on the top floor and aims to raise awareness in people about the importance of preserving the architectural heritage of the country.

  • Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $80.00 MXN

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