Guided tour

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

3.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

From US$ 21 per person

See artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage on a guided tour of the National Museum of Anthropology. Explore the legacy of the indigenous peoples, including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover objects excavated from archaeological sites across Mexico
  • Explore rooms where small objects, such as spear points, are on display
  • Learn how Mexican people lived in previous epochs
Full description
Enter the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City almost a half century after it was established, and discover why it remains the flagship enclosure safeguarding the legacy of the Mexican indigenous people. Standing as a symbol of identity and a mentor to generations seeking to dig into their cultural roots, the museum is the most popular in Mexico, attracting some 2 million visitors per year. Get insights into the various exhibits and their significance from your guide. Look at objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico. Learn about the various cultures that created them. Visit rooms where small objects, such as spear points are on display. These were used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies. Admire impressive objects such as the Stone of the Sun (Aztec calendar stone). Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to re-think the development of the Mesoamerican people including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. Enjoy some free time to explore the museum on your own after the guided tour. 
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the National Museum of Anthropology
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off/transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at least 10 minutes before the departure time at the flagpole in front of the main entrance of the Anthropology Museum.

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  • A family tour tailor made for your needs is also available if option selected
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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The guide, Kevin, was punctual and very educational with the explanations that helped us understand the history and pre-Columbian culture of Mexico. The museum is impressive and it is difficult to cover everything in time and knowledge, but the guide makes everything easier. He resolved all the doubts that we raised and I loved his passion for history that he also knew how to transfer to us.

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March 11, 2022

Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. Her accent made it a little hard to understand, but she had pretty good English. We learned a lot more having a guide. Finding the guide was very difficult - she had a shirt on from a different company and it was unclear where exactly at the front of the museum to meet so that was very frustrating. It took 20 minutes from the appointed meeting time to find her.

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October 19, 2019

It just include half of the museum. Maybe this information should be mentioned on the details. The guide “Edith” was great. She really dominate the all details about the pieces. Which is really important :) we continued to explore the other half of the museum by ourselves.

October 10, 2021

Product ID: 70939