Begin the tour with a visit to the Chapultepec Castle, one of the few and most important castles in Mexico. The castle is located atop Chapultepec Hill, in the middle of Chapultepec Park at a height of 2,325 metres above sea level. This hill was a sacred landmark for the Aztecs, and the buildings atop have been used for many different purposes throughout history. They have served as a Military Academy, Imperial Residence, Presidential Home, Observatory and today house Mexico’s National History Museum.
Your next stop will be the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the biggest museums in the world and one of the most important in Latin America. The museum has a great number of pre-Columbian exhibitions from the current Mexican territory and the southwestern states in the USA as well as a permanent exhibition of Mexican indigenous populations since the Spanish colonisation. This astonishing museum honours and gives value to the rich history, knowledge, and development of the important Mesoamerican populations. In the different rooms you will find many small objects, from 10,000-year-old spear tips, to ceramic and stone pieces of great symbolic meaning; from pieces that you can hold in the palm of your hand, to more monumental, impressive and more complex pieces like the Stone of the Sun, also known as the Aztec Calendar, and the Giant stone heads of the Olmec civilisation. You will be able to admire the model of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, now the centre of Mexico City, and to feel the greatness of Mexico’s many indigenous civilisations.
You will be accompanied by a professional bilingual tour guide who will explain the meaning and importance of the pieces you encounter on this day trip. Learn about the impressive contents of this museum and go back in time through the fascinating history of Mexico as you see magnificent pieces firsthand.