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Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
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+52 228 815 0920
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Extensive collection of several local cultures.

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coatepec, Mexico
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Coatepec, Mexico
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56 reviews
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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
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6 reviews
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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
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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 Totonac pieces. The spacious galleries are very well-curated and allow for uninhibited viewing of these... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank RamonFP1
Xalapa, Mexico
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 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
Reno, Nevada
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 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 the most out of your visit. Entry is just 50 pesos, and there's a bookstore... More 

Thank Bettcita
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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
Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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
Crestline, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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 that any student of pre-colombian civilizations will recognize.

Thank Amanda S
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 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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