All free museums and attractions to visit in Mexico

If you are on a budget Mexico still has a lot to offer for you culturally, including free museums, free activities and free attractions. 163 museums and attractions in Mexico can be visited without charge.

Are you looking for free things to do in Mexico? These are the best places to visit:

  1. Palace of Fine Arts1

    Palace of Fine Arts

    Mexico City
    The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts ) is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City . It has hosted notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature in Mexico and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography. Consequently, the Palacio de Bellas Arte
  2. Soumaya Museum2

    Soumaya Museum

    Mexico City
    The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City and a non-profit cultural institution with two museum buildings in Mexico City — Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto. It has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica , 19th- and 20th-century Mexican a
  3. House of Tiles3

    House of Tiles

    Mexico City
    The Casa de los Azulejos ("House of Tiles") or Palacio de los Condes del Valle de Orizaba (Palace of the Counts of Valley of Orizaba) is an 18th-century Baroque palace in Mexico City , built by the Count of the Valle de Orizaba family. The building is distinguished by its facade, which is covered on
  4. Chapultepec Zoo4

    Chapultepec Zoo

    Mexico City
    Chapultepec Zoo ( Spanish : Zoológico de Chapultepec ) is a zoo located in Chapultepec Park ; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City , and the best known Mexican zoo. It was founded July 6, 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera using donations from private citizens and governmental funds
  5. Estanquillo Museum5

    Estanquillo Museum

    Mexico City
    Named after a small store that sells a variety of items. There are over ten thousand artifacts to see from all eras of Mexican history.
  6. Palacio de Cultura Banamex – Palacio Iturbide6

    Palacio de Cultura Banamex – Palacio Iturbide

    Mexico City
    The Palace of Iturbide (1779 to 1785) is a large palatial residence located in the historic center of Mexico City at Madero Street #17. It was built by the Count of San Mateo Valparaíso as a wedding gift for his daughter. It gained the name “Palace of Iturbide” because Agustín de Iturbide lived ther
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    Museo de Arte Colonial

  8. Museo de las Artes Populares de Jalisco8

    Museo de las Artes Populares de Jalisco

  9. Museo Jumex9

    Museo Jumex

    Mexico City
    The largest private contemporary art collection in Latin America.
  10. Museo Panteón de San Fernando10

    Museo Panteón de San Fernando

    Mexico City
    The San Fernando Pantheon (also known as Museo Panteón de San Fernando) is one of the oldest cemeteries in Mexico City that is preserved to this day. It is one of the most representative examples of 19th century funerary architecture and art in Mexico, and it functioned between 1832 and 1872. It is
  11. Museo Casa Natal de Morelos11

    Museo Casa Natal de Morelos

    The Museo Casa Natal de Morelos is a significant historical site in Morelia. It is the birthplace of José María Teclo Morelos Pérez y Pavón, a key figure in the Mexican Independence. Born on September 30, 1765, Morelos is a celebrated national hero, and his birthplace has been preserved as a museum to honor his life and contributions.
  12. Site Museum Cuicuilco12

    Site Museum Cuicuilco

    Mexico City
    Cuicuilco is an important archaeological site located on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco in the southeastern Valley of Mexico , in what is today the borough of Tlalpan in Mexico City . Some historians believe this settlement goes back to 1400 BC. Other historians believe the pyramid could be the
  13. Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum13

    Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum

    The Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, also known as MACAZ, is situated in the city of Morelia, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. This location is significant as Morelia is a city rich in history and culture, making it an ideal setting for a museum that showcases contemporary art.
  14. Ex Teresa Arte Actual14

    Ex Teresa Arte Actual

    Mexico City
  15. Museo Fernando García Ponce-MACAY15

    Museo Fernando García Ponce-MACAY

  16. Former Convent of Tepoztlán16

    Former Convent of Tepoztlán

    The former convent is a still reminder of the colonial past. A splendid building holding amazing treasures and artifacts - do visit!
  17. Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico17

    Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico

    Mexico City
  18. Borda House Taxco Cultural Center18

    Borda House Taxco Cultural Center

    The beautiful historical building houses a small exhibition dedicated to local history, particularly the silver mining and trade.
  19. Caricature Museum19

    Caricature Museum

    Mexico City
    The Caricature Museum ( Museo de la Caricatura in Spanish) is located in an 18th-century Baroque building in the historic center of Mexico City . It was opened in 1987 to preserve and promote the history of Mexican cartooning , done for both political and entertainment purposes. The historic buildin
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    Antigua casa de moneda

    San Luis Potosi
  21. Museo Ferrocarrilero de Aguascalientes21

    Museo Ferrocarrilero de Aguascalientes

    La Estacion Theme Park ( The Railway Station ), including The Old Train Station and Railway Museum , is a historic and recreational complex located in the city of Aguascalientes , in the state of Aguascalientes , in Mexico . The State of Aguascalientes was at some point a major railway hub for Mexic
  22. Museo Archivo de la Fotografía22

    Museo Archivo de la Fotografía

    Mexico City
    The Museo Archivo de la Fotografía ( MAF ; Museum of the Photographic Archive) is a museum in the Historic center of Mexico City located in "La Casa de las Ajaracas", built at the end of the 16th century, at Guatemala street #34. The museum is dedicated to the conservation, research and distribution
  23. Casamata Museum23

    Casamata Museum

  24. Museo Taurino de Huamantla24

    Museo Taurino de Huamantla

  25. Museo de Arte de Zapopan25

    Museo de Arte de Zapopan

    Often deemed to be the best museum of modern art in the whole of Guadalajara, the museum has four galleries that hold various exhibits.
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    House of Dolls

    Note the unusual decoration on the walls of this building - you'll see paintings of people. Many exhibitions take place here.
  27. Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina27

    Museo José Luis Bello y Zetina

    This private collection of various precious artworks will amaze you. There is also period furniture on display here.
  28. Chapel UDLAP Art28

    Chapel UDLAP Art

  29. Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán29

    Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

  30. National Museum of World Cultures30

    National Museum of World Cultures

    Mexico City
  31. Museo Regional de la Cerámica de Tlaquepaque31

    Museo Regional de la Cerámica de Tlaquepaque

  32. Museo Numismático Nacional32

    Museo Numismático Nacional

    Mexico City
  33. Museo de Arte de la SHCP (Antiguo Palacio del Arzobispado)33

    Museo de Arte de la SHCP (Antiguo Palacio del Arzobispado)

    Mexico City
  34. Centro Cultural Mexiquense34

    Centro Cultural Mexiquense

  35. Metropolitan Museum of Monterrey35

    Metropolitan Museum of Monterrey

    Local, national and multinational expositions as well as plenty of concerts, dance and theatre performances are held here.
  36. Museo Griselda Álvarez36

    Museo Griselda Álvarez

  37. Railway Cultural Center37

    Railway Cultural Center

  38. MUSA - Museum of the Arts University of Guadalajara38

    MUSA - Museum of the Arts University of Guadalajara

  39. Museo de Datos Históricos Gabriel Mancera39

    Museo de Datos Históricos Gabriel Mancera

    Tulancingo de Bravo
  40. Charrería Museum40

    Charrería Museum

    Mexico City
  41. Museo de los Ferrocarrileros41

    Museo de los Ferrocarrileros

    Mexico City
  42. Museo de las Constituciones42

    Museo de las Constituciones

    Mexico City
  43. Museo Casa del Risco43

    Museo Casa del Risco

    Mexico City
  44. Museo del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos Bethlemitas44

    Museo del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos Bethlemitas

    Mexico City
  45. Centro de la Imagen45

    Centro de la Imagen

    Mexico City
  46. Museo del Telégrafo46

    Museo del Telégrafo

    Mexico City
  47. Monumento Cabeza de Juárez47

    Monumento Cabeza de Juárez

    Mexico City
  48. Museo de Balancán Dr. José Gómez Panaco48

    Museo de Balancán Dr. José Gómez Panaco

    Balancán de Domínguez
  49. Museum of Revolution in the Borderland49

    Museum of Revolution in the Borderland

  50. Museo del Ferrocarril de Tulancingo50

    Museo del Ferrocarril de Tulancingo

    Tulancingo de Bravo
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    Centro Cultural Clavijero

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    Museo de Mineralogía Eduardo Villaseñor Söhle

    Located within the University of Guanajuato, this impressive collection has about 20,000 mineral specimens from around the world.
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    MUSA Museum of the Arts University of Guadalajara

    The museum houses frequent temporary international exhibitions as well as a large collection of Mexican art.
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    Museo del Barro

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    Morelos Park

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    Sea Shell City Museum

    A museum, that offers extensive collection of various sea shells of all kinds, sizes and shapes. You will be surprised by variety of them.
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    Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida

    The former palace is a honorable home to the cultural heritage collection related to the history of the city.
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    Museo de Historia Natural

    Newly renovated museum which presents the history of the local fauna and flora in an intriguing way. Great programs for the small ones.
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    Centro Cultural Olimpio

    This remarkable estate has recently been reconstructed and consists of a gallery, a planetarium, a cinema and an auditorium. Come to see!
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    Museo de Historia Natural MUHNA

    The museum of natural sciences offers educational programs for visitors concerning the natural history, fossils, fauna and flora.
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    Reyes Meza Museum

    Nuevo Laredo
    Commemorating the Mexican muralist and artist Jose Reyes Meza, this museum presents mostly his artworks.
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    Museo Nacional del Carbón

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    Leopoldo Flores University Museum

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    Museo Indígena

    Mexico City
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    Museo Comunitario de San José El Mogote

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    Museum of Contemporary Art of Tamaulipas

    This museum is a great place to visit for all lovers of contemporary art. It also supports perspective Mexican artists.
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    Museo de la Restauración de la República

    A museum focusing on the history of Restoration of the Republic and Second Empire. A great place to learn more about history.
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    Cultural Centre House No. 6

    You can get various tourist information at this center, buy some souvenirs or attend theatrical performances.
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    Museo del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea

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    Museum of Death

    San Juan del Río
    Don't miss the unique museum of death situated on the old cemetery and learn about burial rituals of Mexican natives.
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    Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos

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    Museo del Cuale

    Puerto Vallarta
    A small but very friendly museum that has beautiful exhibition of native settlers archaeological artifacts.
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    Museo Galería de Arte Mexiquense Torres Bicentenario

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    Museo Belber Jiménez

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    Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Mexicano

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    Galería de Arte Contemporáneo de Xalapa

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    Museo Morelense de Arte Popular

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    Palacio del Conde del Valle de Súchil

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    Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz Coronel Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora

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    Museo de Artes Graficas

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    Centro Cultural Casa Purcell Saltillo Siglo XXI

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    Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos

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    Rubén Herrera Museum

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    Museo del Normalismo

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    Centro Cultural Universitario de Saltillo

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    Museo del Palacio

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    Museo de Arte Moderno en Gómez Palacio

    Gómez Palacio
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    Museum of Colonial Art

    Take a guided tour and explore Michoacan's colonial art as well as old books, maps, collection of easel paintings and religious carvings.
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    Museo del Estado de Michoacán

    Visit a museum divided into 3 main sections - American Archaeology, History, and Ethnology. Enjoy guided tours and workshops.
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    Centro Cultural Universitario de la UMSNH

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    Museo Histórico del Poder Judicial del Estado de Michoacán

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    Casa de la Cultura de Morelia

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    Instituto de la Artesanía Jalisciense

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    Juan Escutia House Museum

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    Centro Estatal de Culturas Populares e Indígenas

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    Centro de Arte Contemporáneo del Bicentenario Emilia Ortíz

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    Museo del Café de Chiapas

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez
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    Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez

    Ciudad Juárez
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    Museum and Monsignor Ramón Ibarra González

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    Centro de Interpretación Histórica. Las Batallas de Celaya, 1915

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    Centro Cultural La Paz

    La Paz
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    Casa de la Cultura María Izquierdo

    San Juan de los Lagos
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    Museo Coahuila y Texas

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    Museo El Polvorin

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    Museum of Railroad

    Such a simple thing like a train is has its museum here in Monterrey. Learn about its history, stories. See the old romantic pictures...
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    University Museum of Science and Art

    Mexico City
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    Tlalpan History Museum

    Mexico City
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    National Museum of Cartography

    Mexico City
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    Fuego Nuevo

    Mexico City
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    Museo de Arte de Tlaxcala

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    Museo Histórico Regional de Ensenada, Ex Cuartel de la Compañía Fija

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    Natural History Museum of Ecatepec

    Ecatepec de Morelos
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    Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos

    Ecatepec de Morelos
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    Museo Arqueológico de Mascota

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    Casa de La Cultura Conrado Espinoza

    Los Mochis
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    Museum of the Revolution

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    Museo El Ojo

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    Comitan Archaeological Museum

    Venture into this small museum to learn more about the local culture that was thriving here before the colonists' arrival.
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    Dr. Belisario Dominguez House Museum

    The home of an important political figure and doctor is kept as it used to be during his life - very insightful.
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    Museo Arqueológico de Zazacuala

    Santiago Tulantepec
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    Tepatitlan's Municipal Museum

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    Museo Francisco Villa

    Hidalgo del Parral
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    Museo Chimaltonalli

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    Centro Regional de Cultura de Texcoco Casa del Constituyente

    Texcoco de Mora
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    Museo Frissel de Arte Zapoteca

    San Pablo Villa de Mitla
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    Museo Comunitario Ixtacamaxtitlán

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    Museo Ferrocarrilero de Empalme (MUFER)

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    Regional Museum del Mayo

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    Museo Arqueológico de Acaxochitlán

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    Hñahñu Culture Museum

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    Museo Silvestre Vargas

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    National Museum of Ceramics

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    Museo del Centro Cultural La Cerería

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    Museo Arqueológico de Jonuta Prof. Omar Huerta Escalante

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    Casa de la Cultura María del Pilar Tijerina de Guadiana

    Nueva Rosita
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    Museo de Francisco Villa

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    Casa Museo Silvestre Rodríguez

    Nacozari de García
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    Casa Museo María Enriqueta

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    Museo de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

    Motul de Carrillo Puerto
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    Museo de Sitio de San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan

    San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán
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    Museo Histórico de la Sierra Gorda

    Jalpan de Serra
    Visit a former military prison, nowadays turned into a museum. Examine artifacts and learn about the history of Queretaro Northwest Territory.
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    Museo y Archivo Histórico de Camargo

    Ciudad Camargo
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    Insurgency Museum

    Pabellón de Hidalgo
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    Museo de las Culturas de Matehuala

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    Museo Arqueológico de Nextlalpan

    San Miguel Xaltocan
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    Museo Tlatilca

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    Zanbatha, Museo del Valle de la Luna

    Lerma de Villada
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    Museo de la Navegación Lic. Jorge Priego Martínez

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    Casa de la Cultura Actopan

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    Museo Histórico de Múzquiz

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    Casa Museo Agustin Lara

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    Museo Industrial El Blanqueo

    Santa Catarina
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    Museo de la Ciudad Arq. Ventura Marín Azcuaga

    Emiliano Zapata
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    Museo de Antigua Aduana Marítima de Ensenada

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    Museo de Pinturas Rupestres de San Ignacio

    San Ignacio
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    Municipal Center of the Arts

    Ciudad Juárez
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    Galería Libertad

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    Recinto del Patrimonio Cultural Universitario

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    Regional Museum Altepepialcalli

    Mexico City
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    Museo Histórico de la Ciudad Chalet Gorosave

    Ciudad Lerdo
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    Museo del Ágora José González Echeverría

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    Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León

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    Palace Museum


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