Museo Nacional de Antropologia – Mexico City, Mexico | A Blog Voyage
Museo Nacional de Antropologia (52) 55 5553 6275 Av Paseo de la Reforma S/N Esq. Calzada Ghandi, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11560 , México www.mna.inah.gob.mx OPEN HOURS: 9:00 am – 7:00pm Tuesday - Sunday Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology opened in 1968 after careful design by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez in collaboration with Jorge Campuzano y Rafael Mijares. So striking was the concept, that was awarded the gold medal at the 1965 São Paulo's Architectural Bienal before a stone was turned; merely drawings and renders ! Between the parking area and the entry there is the Danza de los Voladores, where high-flyers hang from one foot and spin, descending around a 10-story pole. Once you finish gawking at this spectacle is the massive statue of water god Tjáloc, welcoming the visitor to the museum. The statue weights about 168 tons and was brought in from Coatlinchan, a town east of Mexico city. Behind Tlaloc, from the subterranean parking, emerges a waterfall.