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Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City

Calzada Gandhi and Paseo de la Reforma
Mexico City
Mexico 11560
Tel: 52 55 5553 6386's insider take:

A must-see collection of artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian cultures is housed in this 1964 building. (It was designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, whose brilliant designs helped transform the city in the 1960s.) There are more than 20 archaeology and ethnography exhibits, but the star attraction is undoubtedly the Sala Mexica, with its depictions of the Aztecs' bloodthirsty gods, along with their sacrificial altars and vessels for holding human hearts.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 am to 7 pm.

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