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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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The Second Best Museum of Mexico

A full Museum of excellent pieces, clear explications, illustrative, wide gardens, a marvelous place... A History Palace!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Xalapa, Mexico
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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A full Museum of excellent pieces, clear explications, illustrative, wide gardens, a marvelous place... A History Palace!

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Xalapa, Mexico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum houses the largest collection of artifacts from Mexican Gulf Coast cultures such as the Olmec, the Huastec and the Totonac with more than 25,000 pieces. The most notable pieces in the museum are the giant Olmec heads and the smaller Totonac ones, which are called "caritas sonrientes" (little smiling faces) in Spanish. The museum also contains a 40,000-square-meter... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

World class museum housing significant collection documenting pre-Hispanic culture in the region. Spent a good two hours there. Grounds are beautiful as well. Well worth seeing.

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Chapala, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This museum is a multi-tiered edifice with many artifacts predating the Castilian Conquest, by sword, gun, disease. If anthropolgy intrigues a person that one will find this place worthy to explore and observe. The only disappointment I found is the souvenir / book store is undersized. A favorite stop of ours has been the Bolo de Oro coffee houses in... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We didn't have much time so we hired an English-speaking guide. He provided the context to what we were seeing so that it all made sense. At ~800 pesos or around $50, the guide is good for 20 people but still well worth it even for the 3 of us. He was very knowledgeable and answered our questions.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you do nothing else in Xalapa, plan to spend a couple of hours at this museum. This museum lays out the Gulf Coast history of Mexico from the founding of the first cities by the Olmec up to the Conquest of the region by the Spanish. There are many artifacts that date back as far as 1000 BCE. You... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

It is laid out well, has good explanations (in Spanish), and a small area with an art exhibit. The flowers and landscaping are good enough that I took pictures outside as well as in the museum.

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xalapa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If I remember they are closed on Sunday and Monday. If you travel to Xalapa and don't spend a minimum of a half a day there, you will be missing out on the best collection from the Olmec civilization. Mexico City has a better collection of various different civilizations but this is off the chart!!! I have personally gone five... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Xalapa is out of the way, but if you're traveling to the East coast of Mexico, it's a short bus ride from Vera Cruz. The Xalapa Museum of Archaeology has a deep collection of Meso-American ancient art -- colossal Olmec heads, stone figures, ceramics -- dating back at least 5,000 years, and presented in an informative, well-designed way. Comfortable walking... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the most beautiful and interesting museum of Mexico. If you come to Xalapa you can't miss it.

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