Museum (ing) Mexico City | Mexico City, Mexico | Did you know that Mexico City ranks as the global city with most museum in the world ? I certainly didn’t, but after my recent visit, I can endorse that. Here a few I visited and blew me away… Museo Nacional de Antropologia (Paseo de la Reforma) + Museo Soumaya (Polanco) + Museo Mural Diego Rivera (Zocalo) + Palacio de Bellas Artes (Zocalo). There was one I also wanted to check out, but didn’t have enough time, so I have it pending for my next visit: Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo (Colonia San Angel Inn). My morning began rather early at my hotel the St. Regis Mexico City. From there on I enjoyed my local Mexican breakfast delight ” Chilaquiles de Pollo with Green Sauce” and planed my day, which had as first stop, the Archeological site of Teotihuacan. From there I returned to the city and my first stop was the National Anthropology Museum.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia. (National Anthropology Museum) is a national museum of Mexico. It is the most visited museum in Mexico. The museum contains and features the most important archaeological and anthropological collection or artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone). I usually walk around museums and wrap it up quite quickly. This time, I just saw time fly by, immerse in such incredible collection. Some of my favorites were: The underworld section and the Olmec Heads. The architecture of the museum, is quite spectacular itself.
Before my next stop, being a Sunday, I was told A MUST was to try Sunday Brunk at the open indoor gardens of the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, and so I did. A few Bloody Mary’s, oysters and local dishes after, I was ready to continue my cultural day Museum (ing) Mexico City.
Museo Soumaya. Located on Plaza Carso this Non-profit cultural institution, features a private collection of over 66,000 pieces of art, on Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old masters. It is considered to be one of the most complete collections of its kind. The museum is named after Soumaya Domit, who died in 1999, and was the wife of the founder of the museum tycoon Carlos Slim. My favorites here were: Other than the marvelous architecture and design of the building, looking like a space ship defended in Mexico City, were the many Salvador Dali pieces. The exhibition on Sofia Loren. The murals.
Final stops were the Museo Mural Diego Rivera (Zocalo) where you can see the “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Central” mural by Diego Rivera. And Palacio de Bellas Artes (Zocalo) the most important cultural center in Mexico City right on Alameda Central square. The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and others, as well as the many exhibitions and theatrical performances.
Quite and amazing day Museum (ing) Mexico City, which ended at a lovely dinner at Quintonil Restaurant. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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