Top 5: Museums you should visit in Mexico City!

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Top 5: Museums you should visit in Mexico City!

With more than 175 museums to now choose from, here are our top 5 pick of the most iconic, impressive and amazing museums in Mexico City, all must-sees for your next weekend itinerary! 

     1. MUSEO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGIA

This beautiful museum it’s one of the most visited in Mexico due to its impressive exhibition rooms, where you can find thousands of objects from Mexico’s pre-hispanic civilizations,such as the aztec’s stone of the sun, and the giant stone heads from the olmecs.

Everything is superbly displayed with many explanations translated into english. You may need 1 or 2 days to see everything this museum has to offer.

BeTip.  About 100 mts in front of the museum’s entrance, Totonac people perform their spectacular *Voladores de Papantla* rite, from a 20m high pole every 30 min.

VISITING INFORMATION Address. Av.paseo de la Reforma s/n Col. Chapultepec Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico, D.F. Hours. Open Tuesday to Sunday From 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Prices. Admission $65 pesos

     2. MUSEO SOUMAYA

 This breathtaking building was inaugurated in 2011, so it’s practically one of the newest museums in the city. The building’s design consists of a silvery asymmetric structure.Where the only visible opening is the main entrance. Visitors are generally invited to begin their visit on te sixth floor and to descend comfortably by the ramp, since the holdings are ordered thematically rather than chronologically.  The museum contains a large collection of sculptures by catalan surrealist Salvador Dali and also worthy Rivera and Siqueiros murals.

BE TIP. The Inbursa aquarium is just in front of the museum. This is definitely worth a visit!

VISITING INFORMATION Address. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303 Polanco, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo. Mexico, D.F. Hours. Open Monday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 18.30 pm  Prices. FREE Admission.

     3. MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO (LA CASA AZUL)

This museum has to be your first pick if you are a big fan of mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The house is full with personal belongings that evoke her long, often tempestuous relationship with her husband Diego Rivera. Jewelry, outfits, photos and so many other objects from the artist’s everyday life are interspersed with art, aswell as a variety of pre–hispanic pieces and Mexican crafts 

BE TIP.  Arrive early to avoid the crowds, especially on weekends.

VISITING INFORMATION Address. Londres 247, Coyoacan. Mexico, D.F. Hours. Open Tuesday from 10.00 am to 17.45 pm Wednesday from 11.00 am to 17.45 pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 17.45 pm Prices. Admission Tuesday to Friday $120 pesos Admission on weekends $140 pesos

     4. MUSEO FRANZ MAYER 

Dedicated to decorative arts and design, this downtown museum features pottery, textiles and furniture from the 16th through the 19th centuries, aswell as impressive photographic archives. It also hosts exciting temporary exhibitions.

BE TIP. You can grab a bite at the excellent Cloister Cafe, which is on the colonial patio.

VISITING INFORMATION Address. Av. Hidalgo 45, Cento Historico, Col. Guerrero. Mexico, D.F.  Hours. Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am to 17.00 pm and Saturday and sunday from 11.00 am to 17.00 pm  Prices. General admission $45 pesos Students and teachers admission $25 pesos Tuesdays. FREE admission.

     5. MUSEO MEMORIA Y TOLERANCIA 

As the name suggests the museum is dedicated to two topics, memory and tolerance. The “memory” part tells the story of nazi hollocaust and stories of genocides mostly in Bosnia and Yugoslavia.  The “tolerance” part makes you think about current issues. The building is outstanding and  constructed with amazing interior design is outstanding.

BE TIP. If you want to know some additional  information during your visit, pay extra $70 pesos for the guided tour.

VISITING INFORMATION Address. Av. Juarez 8, centro historico. Mexico, D.F.  Hours. Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am to 18.00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm Prices. General Admission $75 pesos Students and teachers $60 pesos

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