Anthropology Museum, Xalapa

(4.9/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Very nice museum, Olmeca and other prehispanic cultures in state of Veracruz. Preferently use a guide.  more »
  • It is the second best Museum of anthropology and history, the first is located in the city of Mexico, if it comes in auto particular can park it in the parallel street without problem to fine them or put your transport. the entrance is very accessible about 40 pesos approximately, only once a day in the morning there is a free guide that will give you the tour with all the explanation that require, also can rent a cell guide in English, Spanish, Japanese among other languages income comes out in 100 pesos and accounts with your headphones and guide custom to each section in the reception will teach you how to use them , or even if you just like to visit the Museum without any guide also you can do it, it is a normal one hour tour although it is up to you if you take more, is a place very clean and care is worth seeing just only a quarter of all parts out of the Museum that seasons are displayed a few new pieces.
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  • An intellectual place to wonder around and see the true Mexican culture of the past. The biggest museum in latin America about the Toltec culture with original pieces of art.  more »