Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Ivanhoe on May 23, 2002

This museum is huge. It gives a complete overview of the different cultures and civilisations which lived over the centuries in the area now known as Mexico. Each period in history with a distinct dominant culture has its own department and collection.

Of course there are some things you can't miss : the atlant from Tula is great, the maya sun calendar is top of the bill, the mexica department with a collection of items about Tenochtitlan (the aztec city of Mexico city) with maps, maquettes and drawings is a must before visiting the centre of Mexico city. And all this is situated in a great park, in a modern building with an innovative architecture. Come see this !

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru
Plaza Bolívar s/n, Pueblo Libre
Lima, Peru
+51 (1) 463 5070

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