You can find some of the best museums in Mexico City. But which ones are the best? Here, I will provide you with information on which museum to choose for your next visit to Mexico City.
1. Museo Universitario de Arte Contemoráneo
The first museum on the list is the Museo Universitario Arte Contemoráneo (or University Museum of Contemporary Art in English). Here you'll find all kinds of contemporary art. However, not only are the works in the museum brilliant, also the museum building itself is a great piece of art. This makes your visit to this museum even better.
2. Museo Soumaya
At the Museo Soumaya you'll find the private collection of Mexico's wealthiest individual, Carlos Slim. The museum covers thousands of works from all parts of history and all parts of the world. Art you can find here includes Mexican art, Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica art, and paintings by European old masters. It is one of the most visited museums in the world and Mexico. And best of all, the museum can be visited completely for free! It's really one of the best museums in Mexico City, so I'd highly recommend going there!
3. Palacio de Bellas Artes
At the Palacio de Bellas Artes you can find murals created by famous Mexican artists and other artworks. Besides the permanent collection, there are also many temporary exhibitions displaying art by both Mexican and international artists. Furthermore, there are other cultural events.
4. Museo Nacional de Antropología
Looking for a museum focused on archaeology and anthropology? Then you should really visit the Museo Nacional de Antropología (or National Museum of Anthropology in English). It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Some notable works on display here include the Aztec sun stone and a famous statue of Xōchipilli. Moreover, you'll also see the Aztec god of art, games, dance, beauty and song. Furthermore artifacts of the Maya civilization can be found there.
5. Museo Nacional de Arte
At the Museo Nacional de Arte (or National Museum of Art in English) you find a large collection of Mexican art from all parts of Mexico's history. The collection mainly consists of all kinds of paintings, but you will also find a diverse range of statues here.
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