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Anthropology Museum

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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Peoria, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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8 reviews 8 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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