Museo de Medicina

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In the Plaza de Santo Domingo, on the old site of the Palace of the Inquisition, today we find the Museo de la Medicina Mexicana (Museum of Mexican Medicine). Visitors are taken on a historical journey from the pre-Hispanic era to the century that has just concluded, chronologically ordered in the following way: pre-Hispanic Native American herbal medicine; followed by a breakdown of medical advances in each century from the sixteenth through to the twentieth. Visiting this museum is a fascinating experience and the piece de resistance is the replica of a 19th century apothecary, complete with genuine furniture and objects, all in perfect condition. The School of Medicine was housed for a hundred years in a baroque 17th century construction, the building that we see today, until it was moved to its present location in the university campus.

Location:  33 República de Brasil, Colonia Centro

Business hours:  Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.