INAH Museums Network

11 Museums
Centro Comunitario Culhuacán
Community center
This sixteenth-century Augustinian monastery built in the Renaissance style boasts remarkable frescos, a collection of pre-Hispanic, viceregal, religious and everyday objects, as well as the remains of Latin America’s first paper mill.
Ciudad de México
Museos
384
No
384
Galería de Historia, Museo del Caracol
Metropolitan
Since 1960, the Museo del Caracol has been an educational exhibition venue (mainly for children) focusing on Mexican history and spanning the period from the War of Independence until the 1917 Constitution. The information is presented using dioramas, models, videos and information boards.
Ciudad de México
Museos
454
454
Museo Casa de Carranza
Historic place
A house from the Porfirio Diaz era and Venustiano Carranza’s family home during the last six months of his life. Later used as a military barracks, headquarters of the “association of constitutionalists” and library. It houses a varied exhibition of objects from the political and private life of Mexico’s “First Chief” of the Constitutionalist forces.
Ciudad de México
Museos
400
400
Museo de El Carmen
Metropolitan
A seventeenth-century Carmelite college and church, built by a prominent architect of the vice-regal period. Its collection includes frescos, religious art, and wax figurines by contemporary artist Carmen Carillo de Antúnez; mummified bodies of nuns and local inhabitants are also displayed in its ossuary.
Ciudad de México
Museos
404
si
404
Museo de Sitio de Cuicuilco
Archeological site
One of the most ancient and prosperous cities in the Valley of Mexico, Cuicuilco was lost after the eruption of the Xitle volcano in the third century AD. The remains bear witness to the remarkable development of the area, with objects including works of sculpture, pottery, offerings, daily utensils, garments and religious artefacts.
Ciudad de México
Museos
432
No
432
Museo de Sitio de Tlatelolco Caja de Agua
Archeological site
This former monastery—built with stones from the pre-Hispanic temple—houses a water cistern with fragments of the oldest mural paintings of New Spain, portraying the daily life of the conquered people. It also contains remains of the pre-Hispanic city.
Ciudad de México
Museos
446
No
446
Museo de Sitio del Templo Mayor
Archeological site
The Great Teocalli (temple) that amazed the Conquistadors remains a testament to the magnificence of the Tlatoani chiefs and the religiosity of their people; it was also the cosmic center of Mexica rule. A unique museum showing the remains of the original construction and its valuable monuments.
Ciudad de México
Museos
452
No
452
Museo Nacional de Antropología
Nacional
Mexico’s most emblematic museum, and one of the world’s finest, contains an astoundingly rich archeological collection from the country’s numerous indigenous communities. A truly priceless treasure.
Ciudad de México
Museos
471
si
471
Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec
Nacional
The former residence of viceroys, presidents and an emperor, Chapultepec Castle was the site of a major encounter during the Mexican-American war of 1847, and contains a splendid collection of historical artifacts.
Ciudad de México
Museos
472
si
472

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