National Museum of Anthropology
This museum is considered the most important in Mexico and Latin America because it has the archaeological legacy of Mesoamerican populations and shows the national giant ethnographic diversity. Among the cultural riches that you will admire in this place, there are many archaeological pieces and ethnographic pieces from many Mexican cultures like the Toltecs, the Maya, and the Aztecs. With more than twenty permanent exhibition halls, two temporary exhibition halls, and three auditoriums, this place is definitely one of the most important historical Places in Mexico City.
Address: Av. Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi s/n, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo.
Hours: Tuesday and Sunday from 09:00 to 19:00.
For more information, click www.mna.inah.gob.mx
Templo Mayor Museum
It was created in 1987, as a result of archaeological excavations in the area. It consists of eight rooms in which various objects and vestiges of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan population are exhibited. Here the visitors can learn about the Aztec culture and especially its deities, such as Huitzilopochtli, god of war; Tláloc, god of the rain that was directly related to agriculture; as well as Tlaltecutli, goddess of the Earth and Coyolxauhqui, moon goddess.
Address: Seminario 8, Centro Histórico.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, click www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx
Located on Chapultepec hill, at 2 thousand 325 meters above sea level, it was built at the time of Bernardo de Galvez, Viceroy of New Spain, and it has been the only royal residence in America. Today this complex has the National Museum of History, where you can find interesting collections of Mexican history, from the conquest of Tenochtitlan to the Mexican Revolution.
Remember to take a picture in its incredible garden, which offers amazing landscapes of Mexico City, and let everybody know that you have been in the place where important historical events of Mexico occurred, such as the defense of a group of young cadets during the Mexican-American war; or that this place was the residence of the European emperors Maximiliano and Carlota, as well as the house of ex-presidents of Mexico like Porfirio Díaz.
Address: Chapultepec Forest
Hours: Tuesday and Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.
For more information, click www.castillodechapultepec.inah.gob.mx
If you want to experience the historical and cultural manifestations of Mexico City, an unforgettable place is Coyoacan, which is located in the South of the city. Its name means “place of those who have or own coyotes”. Here you can find some interesting museums, like the Frida Kahlo Museum Blue House and the Leon Trotsky´s Museum where you can admire several belongings and works of the famous Mexican painter and the Russian revolutionary, respectively. Also, other good options are the National Museum of Watercolor, which offers a large collection of Mexican watercolors that go from Pre-Hispanic times to the present; and the National Museum of Popular Cultures, where various artistic expressions of the Mexican people can be found, from 1982 onwards.
Don´t forget to enjoy the many desserts, ice creams, and esquites while you walk through the Centennial Garden, next to the famous coyote fountain, or the Hidalgo Garden, where you can see a characteristic kiosk, built in the 19th century.
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