Bosque de Chapultepec and the Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Bosque de Chapultepec is Mexico City's largest park, covering an enormous area containing lakes, the zoo and several museums, including the Museo Nacional de Antropología. The park attracts thousands of people, especially on weekends when families come to picnic, relax in the woods and visit the museums. The huge National Museum of Anthropology is one of the finest of its kind in the world, housing a fascinating collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts, from the first people in the Americas, to the Teotihuacana Empire, the Aztecs and the Mayans. Highlights include the famous Aztec Sun Stone or Calendar Stone found beneath the Zocalo (main square) in 1790. There are also exhibits illustrating the modern way of life in today's indigenous communities.
Address: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma and calzada Ghandi, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City
Telephone: +52 55 5553 6332/6266
Transport: Nearest subway stations are Auditorio (line 1) and Chapultepec (line 7).
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm.
Admission: Museum: $51 (adults), children under 13 free. Free admission on Sundays to Mexican citizens.