Mexico City is the city with the most museums in the whole world. According to the National Council for Culture and Arts (Conaculta), in early 2010 there were over 1,121 museums all over the country. All across the country there is a whole range of thematic museums that will certainly interest you and offer you a vision of the past and present of our history. In Mexico City alone there are 141 buildings registered by Conaculta, where you can learn about its cultural, social, political and economic heritage. Visit our national museums such as the Anthropology and History Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the San Ildefonso Museum, the Templo Mayor museum, among many others.
Mexico City does not only have the largest number of museums, it also has some of the strangest, but not less interesting, museums. We can mention, for example, the Cartoon Museum, where you can see how this discipline evolved, and its intrinsic relationship with the country’s political life. Or the Shoe Museum, where you will find exotic, strange shoes from all over the world, from ancient Greece to the present day. Mexico City also has the Pen Museum, the Chile and Tequila Museum, the Mexican Olympic Museum and the wonderfully Interactive Economics Museum.
You will also find a wide range of museums in all of the other Mexican states. Visit the Amparo Museum in the city of Puebla, which has one of the most important collections of pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary art. Or, how about the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. MARCO, considered one of the most important cultural centers in Latin America, devoted to promoting international contemporary art, particularly Latin American visual arts. For those who love Mexican art, the Diego Rivera House and Museum in the City of Guanajuato is an invaluable experience, as this is the very house where the painter was born and lived, and where some of his works are currently being exhibited. The building still houses the original furniture and objects dating back to the late nineteenth century.