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Atlas Obscura ‘Asia in Ivory’

The private collection of Laura MacGregor is now housed in the Soumaya Museum. After the museum was first inaugurated, the institution was presented with some ivory pieces, including some depictions of Christ. In 2012, MacGregor donated her entire collection to the museum.

The sculptures are amazingly intricate—though they’re also controversial, given the devastating effect the ivory trade has on wildlife. Look at the collection, and you’ll see a Chinese puzzle ball. These “devil’s work balls” nested inside each other, making for a very tricky puzzle to solve. There’s also a piece made in 1960 during Mao’s communist China that shows an industrial scene, complete with Soviet trucks carrying wood to a sawmill.

Keep track of the places you have been, log in.
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Atlas Obscura 2016
4.69km
Minichelista Restaurant

Discover Minichelista Restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico: A quirky and charming restaurant founded by artists.

Atlas Obscura 2018
6.37km
Alexander Von Humboldt Monument

Discover Alexander Von Humboldt Monument in Mexico City, Mexico: A bronze statue of the famed Prussian naturalist commemorates the year he spent exploring the Mexican country.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
Mask of the Bat God

Discover Mask of the Bat God in Mexico City, Mexico: This ancient jade mask depicting the Zapotec bat god was found in the ruins of the pyramids of Monte Alban.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.13km
Pyramids of Tlatelolco

Discover Pyramids of Tlatelolco in Mexico City, Mexico: These haunting ruins of a 700-year-old Prehispanic city have witnessed centuries of wars and massacres.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.45km
Helu’s Productos Árabes

Discover Helu's Productos Árabes in Mexico City, Mexico: This tiny, tucked-away eatery reflects the history of Mexico's Lebanese immigrants.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
Monolith of Tlaloc

Discover Monolith of Tlaloc in Mexico City, Mexico: This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.03km
Museo de Geología (Museum of the Institute of Geology)

Discover Museo de Geología (Museum of the Institute of Geology) in Mexico City, Mexico: The museum houses "the most studied meteorite in history," among other geological oddities.

Atlas Obscura 2020
7.09km
Memorial 68

Discover Memorial 68 in Mexico City, Mexico: A few steps from the site of the Tlatelolco massacre, this museum tells the story of Mexico's 1968 student protests.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.07km
FONART Patriotismo

Discover FONART Patriotismo in Mexico City, Mexico: This warehouse-gallery-shop hybrid showcases Mexican craftwork at its best.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.44km
Guillermo Tovar de Teresa House Museum

Discover Guillermo Tovar de Teresa House Museum in Mexico City, Mexico: The now-public home of a renowned art collector is full of unique pieces from viceregal and 19th-century Mexico.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.66km
Café La Habana

Discover Café La Habana in Mexico City, Mexico: This old-school café is famous for serving coffee, chilaquiles, and the Cuban Revolution.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.43km
Museo Casa de Carranza

Discover Museo Casa de Carranza in Mexico City, Mexico: The former Mexican president kept the bullets that killed his predecessor on display in his home, now a museum.

World Heritage Site 2004
3.53km
Luis Barragán House and Studio

Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragán in the suburbs of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect’s creative work in the post-Second World War period. The concrete building, totalling 1,161 m2, …

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.52km
The Jaguar Cuauhxicalli

Discover Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli in Mexico City, Mexico: This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.

Atlas Obscura 2018
6.72km
Gamers El Moro Video Game Museum

Discover Gamers El Moro Video Game Museum in Mexico City, Mexico: A curious museum of old video game consoles hidden in the back of a store.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.08km
The Psychedelic Murals at a Mexico City Research Library

The walls of the Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada form a canvas for vibrant paintings.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.44km
The Franz Mayer Museum’s Silver Collection

Discover Franz Mayer Museum Silver Collection in Mexico City, Mexico: A shining treasure trove of fine Mexican silver dating back to the 15th century.

Atlas Obscura 2021
6.01km
Rockdrigo Memorial

Discover Rockdrigo Memorial in Mexico City, Mexico: A statue in Balderas subway station honors the rock star who wrote about it in a song.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.58km
Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

Discover Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington in Mexico City, Mexico: A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.

Atlas Obscura 2020
6.97km
Museo del Calzado (Footwear Museum)

Discover Museo del Calzado (Footwear Museum) in Mexico City, Mexico: This covert museum showcases booties worn by a rescue dog and slippers owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.01km
Museo del Pulque y las Pulquerías

Discover Museo del Pulque y las Pulquerías in Mexico City, Mexico: Explore the history of Mexico's lesser-known ancient alcoholic beverage.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.23km
‘La Mujer Chimenea’ (‘The Chimney Woman’)

Discover 'La Mujer Chimenea' ('The Chimney Woman') in Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico's second-tallest monument, now half-hidden in a private residential complex.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.43km
Plaza Santos Degollado

Discover Plaza Santos Degollado in Mexico City, Mexico: A grand entrance to one of the world's smallest Chinatowns.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.66km
Skull Rack of the Great Temple

Discover Skull Rack of the Great Temple in Mexico City, Mexico: A disquieting Aztec sculpture displays hundreds of stone skulls representing the victims of human sacrifice.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.17km
Mexico City’s Museum of Folk Art

Discover Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City, Mexico: An airy Art Deco space devoted to the weird and wonderful folk art traditions of Mexico.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.06km
Concrete Animal Cemetery

Discover Concrete Animal Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico: Discarded animal sculptures stand forgotten by an abandoned aquarium and water park in Bosque de Chapultepec.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
The Turquoise-Studded Skull of a Long-Dead Aztec Man

The unusual artifact sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.21km
Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco’s Stones

Discover Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco's Stones in Mexico City, Mexico: A close look at the church's walls reveals pieces of Mexico's history.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.93km
Pantheon of San Fernando

Discover Pantheon of San Fernando in Mexico City, Mexico: The burial place of some of Mexico's most prominent residents is full of macabre stories and hidden masonic symbols.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
‘Las Razas y La Cultura’ Mural

Discover 'Las Razas y La Cultura' Mural in Mexico City, Mexico: This stunning and ethereal mural symbolizes the beauty, unity, and diversity of humankind.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.46km
Flowers & Gardens Spring Festival

Discover Flowers & Gardens Spring Festival in Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico City decorates its facades with extravagant floral arrangements every year.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.62km
The Secrets of Mexico City’s Secretariat of Public Education Murals

Discover Secretariat of Public Education Murals in Mexico City, Mexico: Diego Rivera hid various people and symbols in his first large-scale mural project.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.55km
Proyecto Público Prim (Public Project Prim)

Discover Proyecto Público Prim (Public Project Prim) in Mexico City, Mexico: This once-abandoned mansion is now a dreamy event space.

Brutalism 1980
2.91km
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo
Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
Xochipilli

Discover Xochipilli in Mexico City, Mexico: The most complete statue of this Aztec god sits a top a throne carved with images of hallucinogenic plants.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.78km
Biblioteca de México

Discover Biblioteca de México in Mexico City, Mexico: This "City of Books" holds a museum, library, and the complete personal book collections of five of Mexico's greatest thinkers.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.08km
Future Forest

Discover Future Forest in Mexico City, Mexico: A colorful "forest" made entirely from three tons of recycled plastic waste.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.97km
Taquería Los Cocuyos

Discover Taquería Los Cocuyos in Mexico City, Mexico: This one-window stand has been home to a giant vat of slowly simmering meats and an array of unique tacos for almost 50 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
Coatlicue Statue

Discover Coatlicue Statue in Mexico City, Mexico: Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.49km
Salón de Cabildos (City Hall)

Discover Salón de Cabildos (City Hall) in Mexico City, Mexico: History is on display in this hall, which has served as the seat of city government for centuries.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.46km
Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory)

Discover Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory) in Mexico City, Mexico: Its exhibits are dedicated to educating the public about state terrorism in Mexico.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.15km
‘El Vochol’

Discover 'El Vochol' in Mexico City, Mexico: A Volkswagen Beetle decorated with millions of beads connects Mexico's past and future.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.41km
Moctezuma’s Treasure

Discover Moctezuma's Treasure in Mexico City, Mexico: It's believed this golden brick is part of the legendary lost Aztec treasure.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.78km
Mexico City’s Abandoned Art Deco Movie Palace

This relic from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema has been sitting empty for 20 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.6km
Centro de Cultura Digital

Discover Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico City, Mexico: Beneath the most controversial monument in Mexico City is a cultural center that exhibits only digital art.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.97km
Ottoman Clock

Discover Ottoman Clock in Mexico City, Mexico: This clock was gifted to Mexico as a show of gratitude for its long history of welcoming Arab migrants.

Atlas Obscura 2020
3.03km
Hotel Camino Real Polanco

Discover Hotel Camino Real Polanco in Mexico City, Mexico: This hotel is an amazing example of the Escuela Tapatía de Arquitectura movement.

Atlas Obscura 2020
6.82km
Temple Ehécatl

Discover Temple Ehécatl in Mexico City, Mexico: This Aztec structure remained hidden until the demolition of a supermarket exposed the lost temple.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.41km
Museo del Metro (Metro Museum)

Discover Museo del Metro (Metro Museum) in Mexico City, Mexico: This underground museum highlights the history of Mexico City's subway system.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.02km
Museo Universitario del Chopo (Chopo University Museum)

Discover Museo Universitario del Chopo (Chopo University Museum) in Mexico City, Mexico: This industrial Art Nouveau gem is a historic hotspot for Mexican counterculture.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.09km
‘El Baile de los 41’ (‘Dance of the 41’) Memorial Plaque

Discover 'El Baile de los 41' ('Dance of the 41') Memorial Plaque in Mexico City, Mexico: A tribute to the 20th-century ball that cast a spotlight on Mexico’s LGBTQ community.

Atlas Obscura 2020
7.61km
Tomb of Hernán Cortés

Discover Tomb of Hernán Cortés in Mexico City, Mexico: Hidden for more than a century, the grave of the Conquistador remains forgotten behind these church walls.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.64km
Serpents of the Great Temple

Discover Serpents of the Great Temple in Mexico City, Mexico: These spectacular, symbolic serpents lie within the shadow of the Great Temple.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.95km
José Luis Cuevas Museum

Discover José Luis Cuevas Museum in Mexico City, Mexico: Its most enigmatic sculpture is a giantess with a ghostly face on her knee.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.64km
Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

Discover Monoliths of the Templo Mayor in Mexico City, Mexico: This museum houses two of Mexico's most impressive Aztec monoliths.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.54km
Zócalo Metro Models

Discover Zócalo Metro Models in Mexico City, Mexico: These subterranean models show Mexico City's central square during three different eras.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.5km
The Animals of Parque España

Discover The Animals of Parque España in Mexico City, Mexico: Some charming, but sadly, unloved animal statues call this park home.

Atlas Obscura 2020
7.11km
‘Xipe Totec’

Discover 'Xipe Totec' in Mexico City, Mexico: This neon installation is a tribute to a Mexica god, who gave his skin to humanity.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.52km
Dualidad Mural

Discover Dualidad Mural in Mexico City, Mexico: This immense scene of a cosmic battle between a jaguar and serpent illustrates the Aztec concept of the duality of life.

Atlas Obscura 2020
2.18km
Pabellón Coreano de la Amistad (Korean Friendship Pavillion)

Discover Pabellón

Brutalism
8.43km
Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Iglesia de la Medalla de la Virgen Milagrosa)
Atlas Obscura 2018
2.6km
Los Pinos

Discover Los Pinos in Mexico City, Mexico: The official Presidential Residence of Los Pinos became an emblem of Mexico's opulence and presidential corruption.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.6km
Chapultepec Butterfly Garden

Discover Mariposario Chapultepec (Chapultepec Butterfly Garden) in Mexico City, Mexico: You can release a young butterfly at this beautiful indoor garden.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.68km
Tacubaya’s Subway Mural

Discover Tacubaya's Subway Mural in Mexico City, Mexico: Inside a busy metro station, an impressive mural depicts the prehispanic city of Tenochtitlán.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.52km
Disk of Death

Discover Disk of Death in Mexico City, Mexico: This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.39km
Mercado San Juan

Discover Mercado San Juan in Mexico City, Mexico: CDMX's home for the world's culinary delights.

Atlas Obscura 2020
4.04km
Mexico City National Cemetery

Discover Mexico City National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico: Though the name might suggest otherwise, this is an American cemetery.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.52km
Death Mask of Pakal the Great

Discover Death Mask of Pakal the Great in Mexico City, Mexico: The striking jade death mask of an ancient Mayan king is displayed in a replica tomb in Mexico City.

Atlas Obscura 2018
6.91km
A Miniature Model of Mexico City

This tiny version of the sprawling city is the star attraction within an interactive exhibit inside an old theater.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.5km
National Museum of Anthropology Murals

Discover National Museum of Anthropology Murals in Mexico City, Mexico: The unique collection often goes unnoticed by visitors focused only on the archaeological objects.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.43km
The Courtyard of the Franz Mayer Museum

Discover Franz Mayer Museum Courtyard in Mexico City, Mexico: These museum grounds are a Dalai Lama-declared peace oasis.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.69km
Aztec Serpent Head Cornerstone

Discover Aztec Serpent Head Cornerstone in Mexico City, Mexico: On a cornerstone of the City Museum is the head of a monstrous serpent stolen from an Aztec pyramid 400 years ago.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.19km
Metro Auditorio

Discover Metro Auditorio in Mexico City, Mexico: This Mexico City subway station will make you feel like you've been transported to the London Underground.

Atlas Obscura 2021
3.52km
Casa Gilardi

Discover Casa Gilardi in Mexico City, Mexico: The last home designed in its entirety by noted architect Luis Barragán owes its existence to an impressive jacaranda tree.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.1km
This Abandoned Hotel Is a Forgotten Gem in Mexico city

Meant to be one of the most extravagant hotels in the world, La Posada del Sol is now a haunting ruin.

Brutalism 1972
4.18km
Taller de Arquitectura
Atlas Obscura 2020
6.25km
Mixcoac Archaeological Site

Discover Mixcoac Archaeological Site in Mexico City, Mexico: The ruins of the "place of the cloud snake" sit in the middle of an urban environment.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.25km
The Hidden Secrets of Mexico City’s Monumento a la Revolución

Many don't realize the iconic arch doubles as a mausoleum and an art gallery.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.55km
Baths of Moctezuma

Discover Baths of Moctezuma in Mexico City, Mexico: The ruins of the bathhouse used by the ill-fated last Aztec emperor still lie in Chapultepec Park.

Atlas Obscura 2019
8.08km
El Vilsito

Discover El Vilsito in Mexico City, Mexico: By night, this auto repair shop turns into a taquería serving up some of the city's finest al pastor tacos.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.21km
Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Discover Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo in Mexico City, Mexico: Get a privileged view over Mexico City's Historic Center from a terrace right in its heart.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.25km
Museo Nacional de Cartografía

Discover Museo Nacional de Cartografía in Mexico City, Mexico: This museum dedicated to cartography is housed in a former 17th-century convent.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.46km
Palace of the Inquisition

Discover Palace of the Inquisition in Mexico City, Mexico: This foreboding building was the headquarters of the terrifying Spanish Inquisition in Mexico.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.32km
The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Discover The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal in Mexico City, Mexico: Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.

Atlas Obscura 2021
7.83km
Monumento a la Costurera

Discover Monumento a la Costurera (Monument to the Seamstress) in Mexico City, Mexico: This memorial was raised in honor of a group of workers heavily impacted by the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.

Brutalism
1.52km
Palmas 555
Place
7.53km
Mexico City
Atlas Obscura 2019
6.65km
Panteón Francés de La Piedad

Discover Panteón Francés de La Piedad in Mexico City, Mexico: This French cemetery houses some of the most exquisite examples of funerary art in Mexico City.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.52km
CCEMx Site Museum

Discover CCEMx Site Museum in Mexico City, Mexico: The remains of an Aztec school and various intriguing artifacts lie below a modern cultural center.

World Heritage Site 1987
7.92km
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world’s largest and most densely populated cities. It has five Aztec temples, the ruins of which have been identified, a cathedra…

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.78km
This Historic Tile-Covered Building Now Houses a Chain Restaurant

La Casa de los Azulejos previously housed an aristocratic family and a workers' organization.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.68km
Pyramid of Ehécatl

Discover Pyramid of Ehécatl in Mexico City, Mexico: The ruins of an ancient temple to the Aztec wind god discovered in the middle of a metro station.

Atlas Obscura 2019
7.83km
SCOP Center

Discover SCOP Center in Mexico City, Mexico: Murals made with millions of colorful stones adorn the abandoned building.