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A city of contrasts

Begin your Mexico City travel guide with Centro Historico that boasts numerous historic colonial landmarks, and the famous Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue with Chapultepec (one of the biggest urban parks in the world, boasting the city zoo, a castle, outdoor recreation opportunities, museums and an amusement park), Coyoacán (for counter-culture and art), and Condesa and Roma (for the city’s trendiest restaurants, bistros, clubs, pubs and shops). Last, but not least, there’s Xochimilco with its waterways and flower gardens dating back to Aztec times.

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Museo del Fuego Nuevo

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Museo del Fuego Nuevo

Museum of the New Fire

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The name Museo del Fuego Nuevo was derived from a ritual conducted on Cerro del Huizache, which is now known as the Cerro de la Estrella, before the Spaniards arrived in the country and was a very significant ceremony for the natives in the land.

Museo del Fuego Nuevo showcases an extensive collection of figurines, stamps, musical instruments, arrowheads, ceremonial pots and scrapers among others which totals to more than 500 items. The museum is divided into two environments with the first one being the exhibition room and the other one being the archaeological and ecological section.

Museo del Fuego Nuevo was only inaugurated in January of 1998. This museum is also home to the Fuego Nuevo Pyramid which can be climbed using the steps on the side. This museum is one of the most remarkable historical and cultural museums in the country.

Museo del Fuego Nuevo
Carretera Escénica al Cerro de la Estrella Km. 2, , Mexico City
Phone
+52 5 686 9443
Website
www.mexicocity.gob.mx/detalle.php?id_pat=4221
Hours
10a-6p Tu-Su