Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa, Xalapa

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Housing one of the leading Mesoamerican collections, Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa 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 Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa and other attractions in Xalapa, use our Xalapa trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • This is one of the best museums I have visited; it is extremely well designed with museum going down a gentle slope, with gardens along the way. It has been designed in a very unique way. The...  more »
  • If you love museums and ancient Mexican culture, this is a must visit place to you. This is a beautiful place full of hundred of diverse pieces, very well kept and protected. The most famous pieces...  more »
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  • Very good museum, so far second only to the one in Mexico City. It’s a way out of the centre of town, but a taxi shouldn’t cost more than 50peso. Signage isn’t in English, but audio guides are available for 50peso - you leave ID as security as well and collect at the end of your visit. We spent at least 4hours to discover everything in detail, but a visit can be managed in a lot less time for a casual interest. The big draw is of course the Olmec heads, but the whole museum is interesting with statuary, artefacts and murals. There is a small cafe upstairs as well.
  • This museum is truly a must see in your visit to Xalapa, let alone Mexico. The adult fee is 55 pesos ($2.86). I recommend to get an audio guide, and use the self pave option. There are pieces from 4 different cultures, covering a span of almost 2000 years. The level of detail is outstanding, and the scope of each piece is breathtaking. It will take you around 2 hours to walk down the whole down the whole collection, but them you can sit down in the gardens and enjoy a restful time aurrounding by nature. I didn't find a cafe in the premises, and instead of a gift shop they have a bookstore. A remarkable afternoon you will not regret.
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