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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  • October 3, 2017
    This museum you can trap very easy in its 5 rooms and the outdoor garden which has, I recommend renting the audio which explains each room as the child becomes more interesting.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The museo de Antropología de Xalapa is a gem. It has a temporary exhibition hall where you can see the most exquisite exhibitions. The rest of the Museum reflects dramatically the grandeur and cultural diversity of the State of Veracruz. More than one visit is required to appreciate it all. There are cultures that nobody knows that only they can know here. There are also several stunning Olmec heads. The construction of the building is magnificent and a garden featuring gigantic which also is worth enjoying.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Visit the second Museum of anthropology of the country is a must for any visitor to Xalapa. Parts are perfectly classified and display rooms are spacious and attractive, offering the possibility of small "between rooms" in the open air where you can enjoy the flora of the place. The Museum also has audio guides and shop and well-stocked bookstore and at affordable prices.
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