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Anthropology Museum

Address: Xalapa, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Xalapa
Type: Museums
Owner description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Anthropology Museum in Xalapa is a magnificent museum, second best after the Mexico Anthropology museum. Great exibits, elegant and well presented. A must to understand the evolution of the founding peoples in the country. We jhad a very nteresting guide..

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Is quite a good museum that would have been #1 had we not later visited the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City which is world class. Is definitely worth seeing if you are at all interested in the archaeological findings in this area of Mexico.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a definite must visit site in Xalapa. Exquisite, elegant, simple, extraordinary - all of these and more. Be sure to get the audio guide and enjoy the stroll through time.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just in case it isn't obvious, this is the very same place as the Museo de Antropologia in Xalapa. Tripadvisor has two listings for the place.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The first time I went to the Anthroplolgy Museum I had to stop after only seeing half of it. There was so much to take in it was overwhelming to me and I scheduled another day to take the rest in. The artifacts and the manner in which they were displayed were exquisite. If visiting Xalapa, one must really make... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The museum is much bigger than what I expected, displays are very nice, expect almost 3 hours on your visit, my only complaint is the layout is at different levels, as you walk you have to be careful not to fall, since there is no warning or a handrail to prevent you from falling to the next level, and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This museum is superb. It is one of the finest anthropology museums in Mexico, a country full of museums. My only real complaint is that they don't allow DSLR cameras, only the small pocket digital cameras.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Anthropology Museum in Xalapa is simply spectacular. Although it is located a bit outside the main town it is well worth the effort. Not only is the building itself a fantastic structure but it has wonderful gardens and even more impressive archeological holdings. Be prepared for a visit of 2-3 hours I would say! I think more than anything... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This museum was built in the 60s, amazing architecture holds World best Aztec and Mayan collections. The original Stone Aztec calendar is one of the highlights as well as the Big Toltec Heads. Just Amazing !!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had read and been told how good this museum was so I had to visit. It's a little bit out of the centre but its easy to get a bus, and my bus driver showed me where to get off. The exhibits are awe inspiring (showing excellent examples of all pre-Hispanic cultures), the layout is excellent, and the setting... More 

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