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Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
Phone Number: 2288150920
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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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very interesting museum

A beautiful collection of pre columbian art. Nice enormous heads from the Olmec culture and very nice statues of the cultures of the Golf region plus a lot of artofacts from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bruno123452015
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Xalapa, Mexico

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Xalapa, Mexico
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49 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful collection of pre columbian art. Nice enormous heads from the Olmec culture and very nice statues of the cultures of the Golf region plus a lot of artofacts from oother place.

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Thank bruno123452015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This museum was built on a hill, so that each level is a few feet lower than the previous. Our guide said that it is 1.5 Km in length. Each level has two large rooms, one is a garden with local flora and large archeological pieces. We went with on a group tour that grew progressively large, but was very... More 

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Thank Sigifredo S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is an outstanding anthropologic museum that focuses on ancient cultures of the state of Veracruz. The Olmec civilization had a complex naturalistic religion, magnificent huge stone head sculptures, a competitive game of pelota and a trip through this museum takes you back to a 1000 B.C to learn about this life.

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Thank RenieBurque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This museum is the second most important in Mexico. Here you can find a very neatly explanation of the Veracruz pre hispanic cultures that inhabited the different regions.From the colosal olmec heads to a very clear recreation of the Tajin archeological zone. The visit will take minimun two or three hours, but its so worthy!

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Thank Guias X
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This museum is second in importance after the impressive Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. Its prehispanic art collection is of great importance. The building itself is a piece of art. It is a more than enough reason to visit "the flower city".

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Thank Rubenuno
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This museum is rated 2nd in Mexico only to the larger one in Mexico City and deservedly so. Beautiful building, well laid out exhibits. Some rooms are a little dark but accent lighting throughout. Lovely well kept grounds. Large theatre at end with a variety of talks or music performances to complement the overall experience. Bring your ID if a... More 

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St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A wonderful and special place to visit and get an idea of several cultures that used to live in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This beautiful building houses one of the most spectacular collections of Olmec art and sculptures outside of Mexico City. I was totally engrossed for 3 hours.

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Thank kittyscuba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

just amazing. go and spend some time. an excellent experience. easy to find, taxis are incredibly inexpensive in xalapa. the outdoor gardens are lovely.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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