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Must-See Museums in Mexico City

By Viator, December 2017

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With more than 175 museums dotting the city, covering everything from art and history to chocolate and antique toys, Mexico City has a museum to suit all tastes. It would take months to visit them all, but here are six favorites that should be top of your list.

National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
Located in the grand Chapultepec Park, the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) is one of Mexico City’s most impressive museums, home to the world’s greatest collection of Mesoamerican artifacts. You could easily spend an entire day in the museum’s 23 halls, but with only a couple of hours, be sure to see the Sun Stone and the ancient Aztec calendar.

National History Museum (Museo Nacional de Historia)
Also in the vicinity of Chapultepec Park is the National History Museum, located within Chapultepec Castle on a hill overlooking over the park. Aside from the sweeping view of the city, the museum has over 150,000 items pertaining to Mexico’s history—from the initial conquest all the way through Mexico’s independence.

Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo Frida Kahlo)
Located in the Coyoacan district, the colorful Frida Kahlo Museum—nicknamed the Blue House for its bright blue walls— explores the life of the legendary artist, a Mexico City native. Displays include works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and other artists, as well as personal items and photographs of Kahlo.

MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo)
One of Latin America’s most renowned contemporary art museums, the MUAC is located on the UNAM campus of the Mexico City University. Head there to marvel at temporary exhibitions by both established and upcoming contemporary artists.

Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes)
With its cathedral-like façade and magnificent murals by artists including Diego Rivera and Siqueiros, the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is must for art lovers. It’s also the National Theater of Mexico and an important cultural center, as acclaimed for its beautiful architecture as its top-floor art gallery.

Soumaya Museum (Museo Soumaya)
Owned by millionaire Carlos Slim and located on Plaza Carso, the Soumaya Museum (Museo Soumaya) boasts an extraordinary collection of modern art, including pieces by Rodin, Dalí, and Rufino Tamayo. Even more dazzling is the building itself—a futuristic tower designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero.

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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University, ... 
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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University

4 star rating: Recommended 202 Reviews

Take advantage of this Super Saver combining two best-selling tours in Mexico City at a discounted price. In one day, uncover the colonial charms of ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida ... 
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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Make the most of your trip to Mexico City with this Super Saver that includes 6 of the top visited attractions in the city and its surroundings in two days. ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Ride a ‘trajinera’ (traditional barge) through UNESCO World Heritage–listed Xochimilco during a 6-hour private tour in Mexico City. Gain admission to the ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.95
Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

4 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Beat the crush of crowds on this early morning tour of Chapultepec Castle and experience one of Mexico City’s most visited sites in relative solitude. Continue ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Explore the Mexico City of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on a tour of Coyoacán neighborhood. Hear about Frida Kahlo’s life and art at La Casa Azul (the ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide, Mexico City, Bus & Minivan ... 
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Piece together the past on this half-day tour of one of Latin America’s most significant museums – the Museum of Anthropology and History. Meet your guide in ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.00
Mexico City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Mexico City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 44 Reviews

Hit the major landmarks of Mexico City on this hop-on hop-off bus tour, a convenient way to get your bearings of the large and sprawling metropolis. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $15.00
Frida Kahlo House, Xochimilco, and University City Tour, Mexico City, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Frida Kahlo House, Xochimilco, and University City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Coyoacan is one of the most well preserved colonial areas of Mexico City where Frida Kahlo or “Casa Azul”, Blue House Museum is, as well as Trosky's house ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00
Private Combo Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Private Combo Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum

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Have a blast on this private combo tours which will show you the culture and colors of Mexico City. Not only will you visit the famous “Blue House”(Frida ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes, Mexico ... 
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 15 Reviews

See the most important monuments in Mexico City on a sightseeing tour including behind-the-scenes access to the most important theater of its kind: Bellas ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00

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