National Museum
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National Museum
of Anthropology
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Other must-sees

They include the colossal Olmec heads carved from huge basalt rocks. And, there is the replica of Montezuma's stunning headdress (the original has been in Austria for centuries, but a serious effort is underway to have it returned to Mexico).

Conversation piece

The National Museum of Anthropology has a modern architectural conversation piece that seems to defy the laws of balance. A firm, large, heavy rectangular canopy hovers over part of the outdoor patio. It is supported only by a single column, around which falls a high curtain of water.

Guided tour

Most of the exhibits have Spanish, but no English signage. I recommend that on your first visit you take a guided tour.

How to avoid the crowd

Sunday is the most crowded day. If you can only go then, visit in the early or late part of the day.

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