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Anthropology Museum

Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
+52 228 815 0920
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Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
+52 228 815 0920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is an experience. Some of the exhibits are unlike any I've seen elsewhere. They are more varied and compelling than I saw in Mexico City.

Thank GranPena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great museum, has the largest collection of huge stone heads from the Olmec time. I love the place, the the gardens, the halls are in great comprehensive display

Thank Tere L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This incredible 30-year-old museum boasts an unrivaled collection of megalithic Olmec heads and other massive sculptures made by that Mesoamerican civilization. There is nothing like it at Mexico City's Anthropological Museum, nor at La Venta in Villahermosa. The museum also has magnificent examples of exquisite...More

Thank Jack G
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum, Olmeca and other prehispanic cultures in state of Veracruz. Preferently use a guide.

Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed March 13, 2017

An intellectual place to wonder around and see the true Mexican culture of the past. The biggest museum in latin America about the Toltec culture with original pieces of art.

Thank hector b
Reviewed March 8, 2017

If you like Mexican history, you'll love this museum. Fascinating exhibits featuring artifacts from the Olmecs, including several giant stone heads (cabezas colosales). The signage is in Spanish, so if you can't read it, I'd suggest hiring their English speaking guide, in order to get...More

Thank Bettcita
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Very professional and well laid out museum. Just the right size for non-museum buffs. Nice grounds too to walk through when the exhibits are done. Not too far from the Centro. Artifacts from 1,000 BC! Really interesting.

Thank peter.craig
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable visit in an airy light atmosphere A great example of architecture fulfilling purpose The artifacts are spectacular

Thank Gilles B
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Giant Olmec heads and many other peaces from the Tultec, Maya and other civilizations make this museum one not to be missed. They have English speaking cell phone self-guided tours that make it nice. The famous wheeled toy is here as are many other sculptures...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed December 30, 2016

As a local in Xalapa, I must say that this is the #1 must site in town. It's cheap (like 2USD) and it's fabulous! Check the website for days and hours, as it currently closes on Mondays.

Thank Oron D
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Jose Uziel R
¿cobran para entrar al museo de antropologia? O ¿es gratis?
November 6, 2016|
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Response from JuanJimnez | Reviewed this property |
Hola.... si, si cobran... los precios son: $ 50 por persona. $ 25 estudiantes, profesores y adultos de la tercera edad (todos con credencial. de martes a domingo. y no hacen promociones como en otros museos de domingo... More
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