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Anthropology Museum

www.mna.inah.gob.mx

Paseo de la Reforma & Driveway Gandhi
Colonia Polanco
11560 México D.F.
+52 55 4040 5300O


This phenomenal museum is divided into "halls," each celebrating a different Mexican culture. Visit the Mexica Hall first, where an intricate sun stone depicts the Aztec cosmos.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

 

Frida Kahlo Museum

www.museofridakahlo.org.mx

Londres 247
Colonia del Carmen
04000 México D.F.
+52 55 5554 5999


This blue house is where Frida Kahlo lived, worked and inspired. Her personal diary, sketches and final painting are here, along with works of art by her husband, Diego Rivera.

Photo courtesy of L’Atitude

 

Chapultepec Castle

www.castillodechapultepec.inah.gob.mx

Bosque de Chapultepec
Paseo de la Reforma
Del. Miguel Hidalgo
11580 México D.F.
+52 55 4040 5228


History buffs will love visiting what has now become the National History Museum. Nestled on the top of a hill, this castle has been a settlement for the Teotihuacan people, a residence to Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota, and the battleground of the last US invasion of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of Chapultepec Castle

 

Plaza San Jacinto

www.elbazaarsabado.com

Doctor Gálvez & San Jacinto
Colonia San Angel
01000 México D.F.
+ 52 55 5616 0082


San Angel is a great walking neighborhood, with its colonial architecture and vibrant colored buildings. On Saturday, stop by the bustling El Bazar del Sábado in Plaza San Jacinto to look for hand-blown colored glass vases and other crafts.

Photograph courtesy of El Bazaar Sabado