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18.2 Million People Visited Mexico Cultural Sites in 2011

18.2 Million People Visited Mexico Cultural Sites in 2011

MEXICO CITY – Mexican archaeological sites, museums and historical monuments attracted more than 18.2 million visitors in 2011, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

imageINAH said in a communique Monday that the number second best year since 2006 in the number of visitors – period. It said that of last year’s visitors, 10.6 million visited archeological sites and 7.6 million went to museums of 14.7 million were Mexicans and 3.5 million were foreign tourists.

The three sites that topped 1 million visits were the Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle. Teotihuacan ended 2011 with 2.2 million tourists, of whom 1.7 million were Mexicans and 510,367 came from other countries. Meanwhile the National Museum of Anthropology brought in 1.8 million people, 1.6 million of them Mexicans and 198,090 foreigners.

For its part, the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle had 1.3 million visitors, of whom 1.2 million were Mexicans and 59,539 international. 1.2 million were Mexicans and 59,539 internationa tourists

The increasr over 2010 was in part occasioned by new renovated sites  along with projects to attract more tourists including presentations at international expos in Greece, India and China.

Another helpful asset was the new infrastructure created to provide the disabled with easier access to these cultural attractions, as well as works of research restoration, conservation and dissemination.

As part of the 2012 Maya World Program, the Cancun Archaeological Museum is being built to house pre- Columbian pieces found at Tulum, Tankah, Muyil, Coba and Xel Ha in Quintana Roo state.

2 responses

  1. It is good news that Mexican people are visiting their own historical sites and museums, often people in most countries don’t appreciate their own history, it is also good news that there are lots of foreign tourists, speaking from personal experience Mexico has a huge number of places worth visiting (almost more than can be seen in a lifetime of travel.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  2. Nice post and if you have the stomach for it, you may want to consider going to a bullfight. Controversy notwithstanding, a visit to the “corrida de toros” provides a fascinating look at a 500 year old tradition, and it’s certainly a cultural experience you won’t find on the grounds of a resort. The local arena won’t be difficult to find every large city in Mexico has one.

    February 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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