Top 5 Museums in Mexico City

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Top 5 Museums in Mexico City

In Mexico City there are more than 170 museums and 43 galleries, which places us among the 10 cities in the world with more cultural enclosures. Here are some these spots:

Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Museum of Anthropology and History) houses archaeological and anthropological testimonies from different parts of Mexico. It is an institution that pays homage to indigenous people through a collection that rescues the knowledge and traditions of our ancestors.

Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) was the first cultural venue in Mexico dedicated to display artistic objects for contemplation. It currently exhibits 17 mural works of national artists, as well as a temporary exhibition program.

Museo Nacional de Historia (National Museum of History) also known as “Castle of Chapultepec”, stands out for being the only construction of its style in our continent. It was built in 1778 by Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez and Madrid as a “summer house”, however, throughout history it has served as gunpowder warehouse, military school and presidential residence.

Museo del Templo Mayor (Museum of the Templo Mayor). Its ruins constitute the place where a great Aztec temple was held, capital of old Tenochtitlan although a large part of its structure was destroyed by Spaniards during conquest. Metropolitan Cathedral was built with stone extracted from these temples and to date there are still buildings of the Aztec Empire hidden in the base of this church.

Museo Frida Kahlo Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo Museum-Blue House). What makes this foundation interesting is that it was the house where Frida Kahlo was born, lived and died. When you enter the Blue House, you are immediately transported to her universe as there are many of her famous pieces such as” Viva la Vida” and “Frida y la Cesárea”, as well diaries, dresses, mirrors and even her bed.

If you are in Mexico City and visit some of these enclosures, you will not be disappointed as you will be amazed by the cultural and artistic richness you will find in each of these rooms.