Handpicked by a Mexico Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Museum and Art places to visit when in Mexico'.

Museum of Popular Art

Since its opening to the public in March 2006, the MAP has set itself to be an indisputable reference in Mexican popular art, promoting it through its permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions; as well as workshops for children, artisans, and the general public; competitions, seminars, and activities outside the walls. Today it is a magnificent showcase of roots, traditions, and artistic ...


The MODO, Museum of the Object of the Object, inaugurated in 2010, has dedicated itself to telling stories through artifacts that have accompanied daily life in our country for more than 200 years. Through the more than 140 thousand components of its collection, the museum makes a historical review of Mexico since the beginning of the 19th century: cultural, aesthetic, and social movements, techno...

Anthropology National Museum

The current headquarters of the National Museum of Anthropology was inaugurated on September 17, 1964, and for more than five decades, it has fulfilled the mission of researching, conserving, exhibiting, and disseminating the most important archaeological and ethnographic collections in the country. Since its inception, this icon of 20th-century urban architecture was designed to be, more than ...

National History Museum

The National Museum of History is the site that keeps the memory of the history of Mexico, from the conquest of Tenochtitlan to the Mexican Revolution. Its rooms display a diversity of representative objects from four centuries of Mexican history. The museum is located in the Castle of Chapultepec, whose construction began in 1785 during the government of the viceroy of New Spain, Bernardo de Gál...


Located in a magnificent house dating back to 1909 in Colonia Juárez, on Milan's corner of Roma street, the Chocolate Museum opens its doors to an elegant and cozy atmosphere.  Its exterior and interior have been carefully renovated.  And contribute to the salvation of Mexico City's historic traditions.  MUCHO enters a world where light, taste, scent, and touch are once agai...

Mayor Temple Museum

The Templo Mayor Museum opened its doors on October 12, 1987, and has received, so far, more than thirteen million visitors. Its creation was a consequence of the archaeological excavations carried out by the Templo Mayor Project in its first season, between 1978 and 1982, which were carried out under the direction of Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and allowed the recovery of a collection of more than 7 ...

Diego Rivera Mural Museum

The museum was built in 1986, with the aim of housing the mural Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda Central because it was located in the Hotel del Prado that suffered serious damage in the 1985 earthquakes that affected Mexico City. 3 To transport the work from the hotel, the wall that supported the mural was cut, later a metal structure was used to support the 15 tons of weight, which has...

Frida Khalo Museum

The Blue House is the Intimate Universe of Frida Kahlo. In this beautiful residence, the artist lived most of her life; initially with his family and years later, with Diego Rivera. Likewise, interesting Mexican and foreign visitors stayed in this place, attracted by a captivating couple of artists. Frida wanted to leave her home as a museum, to learn and enjoy her beloved Mexico. For this reas...

Memory and Tolerance Museum

The Memory and Tolerance Museum has been recognized as one of the ten best museums in Mexico City by various organizations and media, including Cultura Colectiva, Hotbook, TripAdvisor, ArchDaily, Top MXCITY, Turinews, Infograma, Lifeboxset, and Grazia. Various institutions have also awarded prizes and recognitions for their design and structure, such as the Mexican Association of Interior Designer...

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