Mexico: Anthropology and Pueblo Magico
National Museum of Anthropology
is a museum that exhibits the pre-Columbian past and living Indian culture of Mexico. It is considered one of the most comprehensive natural history museums in the world and is the most visited museum in Mexico City. Every year the museum
is visited by over 2 million people. The collection includes remarkable historical items such as the Aztec Stone of the Sun, the giant carved heads of the Olmecs, and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.
In the half-covered inner courtyard of the museum there is an installation with water pattering onto the ground. It is a stone sculpture of the Aztec weather god Tlaloc. With a height of seven meters and a weight of 165 tons, the figure is one of the largest monoliths in the world.
The imposing monoliths, which are also on display, reflect the power and worldview of the Aztecs - the rich and warlike people who controlled large parts of central Mexico before being subjugated by the Spanish themselves in the early sixteenth century.
The founding idea of this museum was to be Mexico's window to the world. A place where the world can get to know Mexico and its cultural heritage through an extensive, archaeological and ethnological exhibition.
The visit to this extraordinary museum was unique for us.
Valle de Bravo - Pueblo Magico
As one of the magical places, the Valle de Bravo in the Estado de México offers the visitor an at least externally intact colonial architecture. The streets are full of people who come from the surrounding villages or from Mexico City or Toluca.
The tourist opportunities are enormous. On water, on land or in the air, there is almost nothing that adventurous freaks cannot book. Accordingly, the place is uncomfortably overcrowded with Americans. Too bad, because the place as such with its inhabitants really has charm!
Mexico: April 2021