Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

“Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
Ibn Battuta

Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This museum has made my top three favourite things to see in Mexico City. It is located within Chapultepec Park and is almost 20 acres. The museum is considered to be one of the comprehensive and impressive in the world. I would agree.
On the bottom floor are the permanent displays. Each hall displays artifacts from a particular geographic region or culture. Every one of the displays is impressive.
The modern architecture was designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The building is characterized by its iconic umbrella which is supported by a single column, which represents a mythological tree and depicts eagles and jaguars – all important symbols to the prehispanic natives. It sprays water representing a cascade.
You could easily spend a full day. We were there four hours and although we saw all the rooms except one, we wished we could have had at least a couple more hours.
One of the musts sees in Mexico City. Again, the museum is closed on Mondays.
 
 

Entrance to the museum

 

miniature setting of a typical market day

 

I can see the resemblance!

 

 

 

typical house

 

Tree of life – beautiful

 

 

 

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