Mexico's Unique Museums

Mexico's Unique Museums

 
Today is International Museum Day, when lots of institutions are offering free or reduced admission.  The theme this year is Museums(Memory +Creativity) = Social Change. Visiting foreign museums is a great way to learn about other cultures, bringing back a little empathy with your memories.  So...what a great day to highlight museums you can easily visit during your vacation or make a special trip to see.  About.com's Mexico guide has some great info on the offerings in Mexico City here.  Art fans, if you missed (or loved!) the Frida & Diego exhibit at the High Museum I'm Atlanta, Mexico City is a must.  There is also a sizable anthropology museum.

Water lovers don't need to take off the flippers to take in some culture in Cancun.  The underwater sculpture museum is unique in it's attempt to attract tourists and marine life.  Over 400 sculptures were made with special concrete to encourage the growth of coral.


San Juan de Dios Municipal HospitalIn Atlixco, Puebla you'll find one of only two art collections in the world detailing the life of San Juan de Dios (St. John of God).  The paintings are housed in a 16th century hospital with so much original talavera tiles that it is worth seeing on it's own. 

 In Morelia, there's a candy museum.  The second largest Anthropology museum in Xalapa (Jalapa), Veracruz houses Olmec heads dating back 3,000 years.  You won't have to stray far from the beach to see sculptures along the malecon in Puerto Vallarta.  Guanajuato has a mummy museum that inspired Ray Bradubury to write 'The Next in Line'. 
These are just a few of the most unique Mexican museums in my opinion.  Get out and enjoy some of your local museums today! 

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