Museo de la Medicina Mexicana

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Museo de la Medicina
Alejandra Carbajal

This historic site located in the Palace School of Medicine hosted the Holy Office of the Inquisition and then became a medical school for over a hundred years, until 1954.

It houses an impressive collection of objects, instruments and other materials related to the history of medicine, from the pre-Hispanic tradition and herbalism to current medical prowess. It has an original nineteenth century pharmacy with wax anatomical models, medical cabinets of the first microscopes and a room for temporary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists interpretations of the collection.

Undoubtedly, the museum treasure is the embryology room, unique in the world and where you can admire real embryos and fetuses in a sequence of stages of human development from the fourth week and to birth.

This is one of the participating museums that every last Wednesday it opens at night; it organizes shows and night tours inspired by the theme of the Inquisition in New Spain.

By: Cynthia Arvide


Venue name: Museo de la Medicina Mexicana
Address: Brasil 33
México, DF

Cross street: Belisario Domínguez
Opening hours: Mon-sun 9am-6pm
Transport: Metro Zócalo. Metrobús Argentina.
Price: Free
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