Make Your Mark on Heritage, With the Mexico’s Famous Museums

"There is a lot that can be learned from history!!!
Visiting a museum or historic place can broaden your horizon and understanding of the world you live in.
City of MuseumsMexico City is rumoured to have over 150 museums and I don't doubt that number. There seems to be a museum or two on every street in the 150-block historic centre (Centro Historico), as well as many outside it."

Let us have a visit to some of the most famous Museums in Mexico”.

1. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)

The National Museum of Anthropology (Spanish: Museo Nacional de AntropologíaMNA) is a national museum of Mexico. It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage. The National Anthropology Museum boasts the best collection of Pre-Hispanic pieces in the country, and possibly in the world. You could spend days here, but plan to stay for at least a couple of hours. Don’t miss the Aztec room where you can see the impressive Aztec Sun Stone as well as Coatlicue.

2. The Greater Temple Museum (Museo del Templo Mayor)

The Templo Mayor (Spanish for “[the] Greater Temple”) was the main temple of the Mexica peoples in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called the Huēyi Teōcalli in the Nahuatl language. It was dedicated simultaneously to Huitzilopochtli, god of war, and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a shrine at the top of the pyramid with separate staircases.

3. National Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Arte)

The  National Museum of Art (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Arte) is the Mexican national art museum, located in the historical center of Mexico City. The museum is housed in a neoclassical building at No. 8 Tacuba, Col. Centro, Mexico City. It includes a large collection representing the history of Mexican art from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid 20th century. It is recognizable by Manuel Tolsá’s large equestrian statue of Charles IV of Spain, who was the monarch just before Mexico gained its independence. It was originally in the Zocalo but it was moved to several locations, not out of deference to the king but rather to conserve a piece of art, according to the plaque at the base. It arrived at its present location in 1979.

4. National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia)

The National Museum of History (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Historia ) is a national museum of Mexico, located inside Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. The Castle itself is found within the first section of the well known Chapultepec Park. The museum received 2,135,465 visitors in 2017. The museum hosts twelve showrooms that house objects from various stages in Mexican history, including the foundation of the Spanish Empire (known in Mexico as “The Conquest”), the New Spain and the Viceregal era (known in Mexico as “The Colonial epoch”), the Mexican War of Independence, the Reform movement and the Revolution of 1910. On the top floor, in addition to a library, there are two sections with dioramas recreating rooms of the castle during the time when Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico (von Habsburg) lived there with his wife Princess Charlotte of Belgium, also known as Empress Charlotte (Carlota) of Mexico.

5. Soumaya Museum(Museo Soumaya)

The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City and a non-profit cultural institution with two museum buildings in Mexico City – Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto. It has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old masters and masters of modern western art such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto. It is called one of the most complete collections of its kind.

Posted By, Shubham Sharma