Considered one of the most important museums in the
world, the National Anthropology and History Museum
of Mexico City, possesses the largest collection of
pre-Columbian art in the planet, which distributed
amongst its 24 rooms, constitutes the biggest museum
in Latin America.
The National Anthropology and History Museum was
designed by the Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez
Vázquez, also the author of the Basilica of
Guadalupe, the Templo Mayor Museum and the famous
graphic identity of the Mexico ’68 Olympic Games.
This museum is divided in several rooms, each one
dedicated to one of the cultures that flourished in
Mexican territory 3000 thousand years ago; we can
find the Olmec Room, the Teotihuacan Room, the Mayan
Room and the Mexica Room, among others of equal
importance. The museum also has a room for temporal
exhibitions, which come mainly from other important
museums in the world.
This building offers us a different vision from what
we see in other museums. Apart from showing unique
pieces of prehispaninc art, it has reproductions of
some of the most outstanding buildings in
Mesoamerica, which submerge us into their culture
and way of life. On the other hand, the architecture
of the place is beautiful in itself, as it has a
great dome from which water falls in homage to
Tláloc, God of the Rain of the ancient Aztec
civilization, as well as other elements which,
together with its important collection, have placed
this Museum among the most outstanding in the world.