The Museum of Anthropology
There are so many things to see in Chapultepec Park In Mexico City, from a 19th century castle perched high on a hill to the Museum of Modern Art. We decided to visit the most popular Museum In Mexico City that lies within the park, The Museum Of Archeology. The Museum of Anthropology is a massive museum filled with native ancient relics, but housed in an ultra modern building by famous Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.
Cost: 80 MXN or about $4 US
If you prefer informational tours there is a Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour
The building itself is a work of art, with beautiful cascading patterns of steel surrounding a courtyard. The architect didn't want the interior courtyard to be indoor, but Mexico City gets a lot of rain, so he designed a massive "umbrella" that has a single large pillar in the center with a protective structure above. This way you can be outdoors while still staying dry.
This museum has 23 rooms for exhibits and is nearly 20 acres in size. I loved seeing all of the ancient statues and folk art, but I especially enjoyed exploring the exterior with it's temples and sculptures all around. Needless to say, we didn't see everything.
I hope you enjoy this museum as much as I did. If you have any other tips or must-see items at this museum please leave them in the comments below.
For more ideas on what do to, check out my post 4 Days In Colorful Mexico City.
If you prefer to take a tour with extra info on the museum and/or Chapultepec Park here are some tours you can book from Get Your Guide.