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Anthropology Museum

Xalapa, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Xalapa
Type: Museums
Description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Lexington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Xalapa, Veracruz
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Since I have lived in Xalapa for the last 42 years, I remember what the Anthropology Museum was like about 25 years ago. The display rooms where similar to the metal grain silos of western Kansas where I grew up. The lighting was terrible, just everything was terrible. But today's museum rivals of the worlds best in content and museography.... More

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Oklahoma City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you are interested in the pre-conquest history of Mexico or in appreciating good museum design, Xalapa's Museo de Antropología--the MAX--is an unsurpassed destination and easily one of the best anthropological museums in the Western hemisphere. The museum itself is beautiful and functional, and the quality of the art and artifacts, especially from the Mexican Gulf coast area, is excellent.... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Beautiful museum, highly informative; ask for the audio guide in English if your Spanish reading skills are not developed.

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