Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Considered one of the world’s foremost museums, the National Museum of Anthropology contains the most comprehensive collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts anywhere on Earth. Sculptures, stella, and frescoes created hundreds of years ago by Aztec, Toltec, Olmec, and Maya artists still sizzle, providing a vision of lost civilizations represented by serpents, shamans, and skulls. Experts aren’t sure whether the museum’s centerpiece, an Aztec sun disk that measures nearly 12 feet in diameter and weighs more than 24 tons, served as a calendar, a religious totem, or a ceremonial altar for sacrifices of noted Aztec gladiators. No matter what, you’ll be enraptured by the four intricate glyphs (Jaguar, Wind, Rain, and Water) surrounding Tonatiuh, the solar deity.