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Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa

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This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Av. Xalapa S/N | Unidad Magisterial, Xalapa 91017, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is beautifully laid out, with well protected artifacts from an amazing swath of Veracruz history. While the Anthropological museum in Mexico City is truly amazing, this one in many way surpasses that one, mainly by the focus. Its focus is purely on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is spectacular; the collection of artefacts of all the neighbouring ancient civilisations is incredible. So is the architecture of this museum: from the outside it almost looks austere. When you walk inside, it opens up to splendid galleries that offer the best perspective...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

This time, I only visited with my boys now that they are a bit older (7 and 11), they were complaining that I was taking them to a boring place, etc. However, both of them had a good time, especially my 11 year old. Later...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank April M
Reviewed May 3, 2019

I used to hear my grandmother talk about a friend of my grandfather that wanted once to steal a very important statue somewhere in Mexico called "El Señor de los Limones" when I was a child. I came to this museum for the first tme...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alphantastica S
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We were extremely impressed with the university owned anthropology museum which includes pieces only from Veracruz. There are so many quality pieces including 7 original Olmeca heads that weigh over 15 tons each. The history in this area is remarkable and they have done a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This museum is second only to the anthropology museum in Mexico City. The collection is excellent (some artifact were missing since they were on loan to other museums) and the layout is one of the best I have come across. The museum has a large...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark P
Reviewed March 19, 2019

If you are interested in anthropology (primarily of the Olmec people this modern museum is not to be missed when you are in Xalapa.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at a friends house about a 10 minute walk from here. There is a very comprehensive amount of info on the olmec and totonac cultures. The way that you keep descending is pretty neat. I loved the architecture and design...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Josue2701
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

An absolute must. The have a truly impressive collection, with some of the most important artifacts unearthed in eastern México. The chief attraction would, of course, have to be the Olmec heads, but there are many other stunning pieces as well. The museum is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a must see. Its collection of Olmec art and artifacts is better and broader than the one at INAH, and it is better laid out. Go! It alone is reason to visit Xalapa.

Date of experience: October 2017
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