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. For Anthropology Museum and beyond, use our Xalapa itinerary maker to get the most from your Xalapa vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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...  more »