126 Museums
Museo de sitio Teteles de Santo Nombre
Archeological site
Teteles de Santo Nombre is the largest Pre-Hispanic city of the Tehuacan-Zucatlan region. The site museum displays part of the history of one of the most important urban settlements in the central region of Mexico from the Classic period.
Puebla
Museos
14640
No
14640
Museo de Sitio, ex Convento de Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlatelolco y 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 del Caracol, Galería de Historia
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 del ex Convento de Santo Domingo en Yanhuitlán
Local
This was an important trading center both before and after the Conquest. With the construction of the Dominican convent (finished in 1575) it maintained this character as well as being an important center for evangelization. A notable collection of both religious and civic objects from the colonial period.
Oaxaca
Museos
495
si
495
Museo del Fuerte de Guadalupe
Historic place
“The nation’s arms are covered in glory” wrote general Zaragoza in his war report. He commanded the infantry and the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. The fort of Guadalupe’s exhibitions tells its own story, victory at the Battle of Puebla and the triumph of the Republic.
Puebla
Museos
455
No
455
Museo del Pueblo Maya en Dzibilchaltún
Archeological site
The Maya language is spoken by all social strata in the Yucatan peninsula. The Maya are present today, yesterday and in the remote past. This museum explains their long, unbroken history with numerous examples of sculpture, pottery, houses, the calendar, work, writing, etc.
Yucatán
Museos
457
No
457
Museo del Valle de Tehuacán
Local
According to Justo Sierra, the ancient Mexicans were people of corn. This plant of humble origins was domesticated and greatly improved over the course of a long and astonishing social and biological history, as set out in this museum, together with the ancient figures of pre-Hispanic gods.
Puebla
Museos
458
No
458
Museo ex Convento Agustino de San Pedro y San Pablo en Yuriria
Historic place
The history of this building and its architectural qualities intrinsically illustrate the role played by monasteries during the spiritual conquest of the Gran Chichimeca area, and the acculturation processes of the Yuriria region. Visiting its different spaces provides inspiration and insights into life in a sixteenth-century monastery.
Guanajuato
Museos
9804
si
9804
Museo Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, ex Convento de San Francisco en Tepeapulco
Local
The museum is housed in the Franciscan convent founded in 1528. The great scholar of Nahuatl, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún lived and worked here. The museum displays material on his life and work, on pre-Hispanic society from the earliest times and a collection of religious art of New Spain.
Hidalgo
Museos
388
No
388

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