Best Museums in Mexico
Mexico, a place that as we already told you in our note “What to do in Mexico” has a lot to explore, offer and surprise you!
Here we leave a list of the Best Museums in Mexico for you to visit and continue adding to the list of things to do in this wonderful city…
National Art Museum
Located in the city centre, in a building named Palacio de la Secretaria de Obras Públicas (Palace of Secretary of Public Works), another architectural jewel of the city. The eclectic style shows us the trace of different academies in Mexico. This building particularly was built in 1904, and it displays pieces that belong to Cristóbal de Villalpando, Miguel Cabrera, Ángel Zárraga, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, among others. There’s a general entrance of 70 MXN (prices for 2020), and it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm. For more details.
Chapultepec Castle or National Museum of History
Located in the Chapultepec forest, and belonging to the historical period of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, it’s a stunning place, built in an impressive eclectic style. The construction started in 1778, finished in 1788. Today this is the home of the National Museum of History, where you’ll find every detail of the Mexican History. Open from Tuesday to Sundays, 9am to 5pm, the tickets are 80 MXN (prices of summer 2020). More information available on the museum website.
Anthropology Museum of Mexico
One of the most important museum in the city, it shows the archaeological legacy of the communities in Mesoamérica. The construction of the building was in 1963-1964. It has 22 areas and over 45.000 sqm (485.000 sq feet) of built surface. There’s really plenty to see. It’s open Tuesday-Sundays, from 9am to 7pm, and the tickets cost 80 MXN (prices of summer 2020). The guided tours are free and very useful, from Tuesday to Saturdays, between the hours of 10.30 am and 5pm (in foreign language these depend on staff availability and there’s a minimum of people required). You can have more info here.
Templo Mayor Museum
Opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm. The ticket value is 80 MXN (prices of summer 2020). You’ll find 8 rooms, that recreate the distribution of the old Templo Mayor. Don’t miss this beautiful reconstruction of the pre-Hispanic times in Mexico. Here’s the official website if you need more information or details on how to get there.
Blue House (La Caza Azul / Frida Kahlo’s Museum)
The name given to Frida Kahlo’s Museum, one of the most visited. This is the place where personal objects are preserved, revealing the amazing world of this artist. It’s also one of the most expensive museums, as the entrance is 250 MXN (prices of summer 2020). The guided tours cost 600 MXN and you have to pay 30 MXN to be allowed to take pictures. You can buy the tickets in advance on their website, check more details here.