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Address: Zaragoza 397, Veracruz, Mexico
Phone Number: 2-931-8410
Description: This museum documents the social and political history of Veracruz and...
This museum documents the social and political history of Veracruz and also contains a small collection of indigenous artifacts.
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good exposition, free

Covers the history of the city. Some exhibits are explained in French and English but many are only in Spanish. The enthusiasm of the guide compensates for my poor Spanish skills.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Chandler, Canada
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Chandler, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Covers the history of the city. Some exhibits are explained in French and English but many are only in Spanish. The enthusiasm of the guide compensates for my poor Spanish skills.

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New York
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51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A great history of the area! With films, models, even archaological finds. Very thorough, and very regional. A very friendly guide gave a free tour. Stop in here first thing, it's a great intro. The best site in town.

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Alpine, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I used to live in Veracruz and I attended Toastmasters on Monday nights at this museum. The museum curator ran the Toastmasters and he was full of knowledge about the founding of the city. He spoke eloquently about topics from Augustin Lara to the Olmecs. He'll make time for you if you ask to speak to him. He is called... More 

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boise, id
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

it was fun to learn a little about the history of Veracruz and the building it's housed in is pretty.

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Hoodsport
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A presentation of pre-columbian and after the conquistidors. The sidwalk outside is a moseic of the history.

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Top Contributor
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56 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Small but pleasant museum showing the overall history of Veracruz.

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Dallas
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126 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

If you visit Veracruz, this should be one of your stops to explore. A short walk from the Zocalo, you will be greeted by a very friendly and enthusiastic lady at the gates. She will not let you pass without signing her visitor's book and thorough coment on your visit as you leave. A one to two hour history lesson... More 

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Minnesota
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339 attraction reviews
653 helpful votes 653 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

We were in Veracruz for a few days so why not take a look at the city museum. After all it was free too. Parts of the museum did focus on history of the city and surrounding area going way back to before the Spanish arrived. In addition, it showed loads of examples of the social and cultural history of... More 

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