Anthropology Museum, Xalapa

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Housing one of the leading Mesoamerican collections, Anthropology Museum represents the second-largest museum of its kind in Mexico. The museum showcases exhibits on three main cultures; the Olmecs, Totonacs, and Huastecs. You'll find about 27,000 artifacts within the museum--some date back to between 1,300 BCE and 900 BCE. See the giant Olmec heads or the smaller Totonac heads. View a sample of an old codex to view ancient writings. Take a guided tour through the museum or visit the large garden for a stroll and fresh air. To visit Anthropology Museum and other attractions in Xalapa, use our Xalapa trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • I was invited as a speaker. The Museum is beautiful. The excellent architectural design. It reaches to see almost all the Museum almost anywhere. The well placed, well summarized, concise, specific factsheets. Excellent place to visit.
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  • The Museum is very nice to learn about the Olmec culture and parts which exhibit no unique, the rooms keep adequate light olmeca culture history
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  • It is an incredibly economical choice in the city, is very interesting and have a comprehensive exhibition of the culture of the region, facilities are in very good condition overall, the only thing regrettable is a part of the furniture that is in bad conditions, positive points they have audio guides and there are also guides in English for foreigners. Finally, the signs should be more great.
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