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Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nice place to learn about the prehispanic art

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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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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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Xalapa museum was brilliant. The scale and the range of items was breathtaking. The items were well placed throughout the museum, following a logical sequence. The museum is also brilliantly lit, which sets everything off to perfection. My favourites were the huge heads, which were most impressive. Our visit was perfect due to our fabulous guide Jaime! I unreservedly recommend... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum is laid out like a series of massive stairs that works its way down a gentle hill while passing from one culture or epoch to the next as one moves to the next stair. There is not a lot of documentation and virtually all text is in Spanish. The museum is very open and there are gardens along... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum. It is the best thing in Xalapa. It is not as good as the one in Mexico City, but it is quite remarkable and worthwhile seeing.

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Additional Information about Anthropology Museum

Address: Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Xalapa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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