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Anthropology Museum

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Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
Phone Number: 2288150920
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Description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican...
This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Excellent Anthropology museum that rivals the National Museum in D.F. for quality!

Excellent Anthropology museum that rivals the National Museum in D.F. for quality! The exhibits are complete but have only very very nice pieces of sculptures ... very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Xalapa, Mexico
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a fantastic museum! The anthropology museum in Mexico City is the best I have ever been to, but the Xalapa museum I think is the best possible regional museum. Priceless artifacts are well-organized and grouped into cultural periods, and the architecture is great: you kind of "descend" into history, going downhill (ha) the closer you get to present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent Anthropology museum that rivals the National Museum in D.F. for quality! The exhibits are complete but have only very very nice pieces of sculptures ... very well organized and laid out. Also the gardens on premises and architecture are very nice as well.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This museum is considered the second of its kind in Mexico, and deservedly so. It combines a quiet, nature-surrounded setting with a top quality collection of pieces from three different cultures (Olmece, Centre of Veracruz and Huasteca) all of them perfectly preserved.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A very nice museum, well conserved and nice architecture open place and also very nice collection of the prehispanic era.

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Cancun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I loved the fact of being so close to the exhibition pieces and having at the same time little open-air spaces to relax, enjoy your visit and nature. It is so relaxing and the weather is almost perfect all year round.

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munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The way the exhibit is set up is wonderful: plants and paths surround some of these majestic ancient sculptures, there are so many interesting artifacts on display, a lovely garden surrounds the building. You can easily spend half a day in the museum. The entrance fee is extremely reasonable.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is the second largest museum in Mexico and has an awesome collection of ancient artifacts including seven of the huge Olmec heads

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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum is awesome! - but if you don't speak/read Spanish, don't plan on reading any of the plaques, as they're one language only. There might be audio tours in English, but I didn't check...in each "room" of the museum there seemed to be some placards with summaries in English. They're not required to write everything in English as well,... More 

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum was surprising and wonderful, the Olmec heads alone make it a must see and it's in a neighborhood with a fabulous park

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

At first, we thought we would skip this, since we had come from Mexico City and visited the national anthropology museum there. But I'm glad it was a rainy day, and perfect for spending it indoors at a museum. It is focused on the Olmecs and other ancient cultures of this particular area, so there is a lot more variety... More 

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