AAA Editor Notes
Mummy Museum (Museo de Las Momias) is w. of downtown on Calzada del Panteón, next to the city cemetery (El Panteón). This is the city's ghastliest attraction. Dryness, minerals and natural salts in the soil all helped preserve some 120 corpses, which escaped decomposition to a remarkable degree.
The mummies—men, women and children, some still with shoes and hair—are displayed behind glass with various frozen expressions, giving visitors the morbid thrill of viewing them face to face. This museum is not recommended for the squeamish or the claustrophobic (it's small and often crowded). City buses and taxis that can be boarded or hailed along Avenida Juárez will stop within walking distance of the museum.