128 Museums
Museo Virreinal de Acolman. Ex convento de San Agustín
Local
This museum—housed in a large Augustinian construction built near Teotihuacan in a Plateresque and Gothic style, dating back to 1539—has an invaluable set of very early murals and impressive cloisters. The collection includes pre-Hispanic objects, as well as religious paintings and sculptures from the viceregal period.
Estado de México
Museos
498
498
Museo y Archivo Histórico Casa de Morelos
Historic place
The house that José María Morelos bought in 1801, in Valladolid (Morelia), for his sister to live in, houses a magnificent museum about his life and his role in the War of Independence, as well as the archives of two million documents from the Bishopric and Government of Michoacan.
Michoacán
Museos
500
No
500
Museo y Centro de Documentación, ex Convento de la Natividad en Tepoztlán
Community center
This monumental former monastery was founded by the Dominican Order and built by indigenous Tepoztecans. Valuable mural paintings are preserved inside. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, as one of the earliest sixteenth-century monasteries on the slopes of Popocatepetl.
Morelos
Museos
501
501
Museo y Sala de Exposiciones del Centro INAH Durango
Showroom
Constructed in 1899 as a hospital, this national heritage building is now used by various institutions and includes the exhibition galleries of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for the state of Durango, with a large collection of objects on the pre-Hispanic Chachihuite culture and a space for temporary exhibitions.
Durango
Museos
510
No
510
Pinacoteca Juan Gamboa Guzmán
Local
A varied painting collection representing the art of the Yucatan throughout the viceregal period, as well as the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Also presents examples of sculpture and caricature, and outstanding works by the best romantic artists of the Yucatan.
Yucatán
Museos
502
No
502
Sala de Exposiciones de la Zona Arqueológica de Uxmal
Archeological site
Shows the ancient technique for collecting and storing rainwater: cysterns, tanks, ducts and drains. It also houses some fine Puuc style sculptures: religious and stately pieces, examples of writing and the village. It shows how the ancient Maya lived in close harmony with nature.
Yucatán
Museos
449
No
449
Sala de Interpretación, Guadalupe Mastache
Local
This Interpretation Gallery, dedicated to a well-known Mexican archeologist and restorer, is a great place to visit before seeing the Tula Giants. There are some exceptional pieces: a fragment of a pilaster with images of Tlaloc, the kind god and Tezcaltipoca, the fateful one; a unique jaguar in a single piece and the mysterious chacmools.
Hidalgo
Museos
503
503
Sala Homenaje a Juárez en Guelatao
Local
The gallery in Guelatao, the Zapotec village where President Juárez was born, tells the story of his life with a selection of personal possessions, biographical and historical materials relating to the difficult period of Mexican history in which he lived.
Oaxaca
Museos
504
504
Sala Introductoria a Chichén Itzá
Archeological site
Among the most famous pre-Hispanic cities, it combines Maya and Toltec cultures, it was an important capital in the tenth to the thirteenth centuries AD. A fine collection of archeological pieces explains the development of this city up to its decline, together with the explorations and discoveries that have enriched our knowledge.
Yucatán
Museos
427
No
427

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