AAA Editor Notes
National Museum of Cultures (Museo Nacional de Las Culturas) is at Calle Moneda #13, near the cathedral and just e. of the Zócalo (M: Zócalo, line 2). The historic building it occupies was built in the early 18th century and once housed the Royal Mint of New Spain.
Permanent and rotating exhibits offer an overview of the world's cultures. The objects on display, all professionally mounted and well illuminated, range from textiles, ceramic figures, pottery and sculpture to armor, weaponry, masks and jewelry. The collections are a mix of original pieces and high-quality replicas. The three floors of exhibit halls encompass a lovely central patio. A striking Rufino Tamayo mural in the lobby depicts the 1910 Revolution. Exhibit information is in Spanish only.