Anthropology Museum, Xalapa
(4.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a very complete site, with one collection of more than 5000 pieces on display and thousands more saved!
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  • Its museography, location and locations are extraordinary. It also has a library and great exhibition spaces.
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  • The Museum has a wide collection of the major cultures of our State (Olmec, Totonac and Maya influence) that flourished in pre-Columbian Spain... Great place to learn about our roots, for his collection and variety, the second in the country after the anthropology and history of the CDMX...
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