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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  • In addition to the giant heads, the Museum has a collection of quite remarkable statue. Its architecture as well as the outdoor gardens make it a very pleasant place to visit.
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  • It seemed to me that it is a very comprehensive Museum, you can observe the evolution of cultures that inhabited the area, specifically the history of the Olmec culture, which is fascinating.
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  • What a treat here in the "Athens" of Mexico. Beautiful facility, parking nearby, excellent content... worth a day!  more »

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