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Anthropology Museum

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“olmec heads”(22 reviews)
“mexico city”(16 reviews)
This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
+52 228 815 0920
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must see. Its collection of Olmec art and artifacts is better and broader than the one at INAH, and it is better laid out. Go! It alone is reason to visit Xalapa.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with a chronological layout of pre-Colombian artifacts from Veracruz. Not to be missed!

1  Thank woodside105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of a graduate student to give us a tour in English. It's an interesting, well laid out museum in chronological order. In about 2 hours he gave us a remarkable synopsis of the history of ancient Mexico.

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum and environment, you should go. Olmeca and other prehispanic cultures in state of Veracruz. First time is recommended using a guide for getting the whole explanation.

1  Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We took the bus from Veracruz but a taxi back. This is an incredible museum for artifact buffs and of course they have the giant Olmec heads. The thing I learned is that the Olmecs had some really great artists. The faces on most of...More

2  Thank gopkrs
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came through Xalapa on a day trip to Coatepec from Veracruz.The one Xalapa destination that we had on the list was the museum. It did not disappoint. Xalapa itself is a bit of a grimey town, but the museum is a bit of a elegant...More

1  Thank Javier V
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Even if you are not into anthropology and ancient civilizations or museum walking, this place is still for you. The museum is so well laid out and meshed with the outside environment, that even a stroll through it would be a mighty experience. Spanish is...More

1  Thank royannjean
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum, with the best displays anywhere of artifacts from the ancient civilizations of this region. If you're not going in on a guided tour, pay 55 pesos to rent their ipod with a wonderful guide app preloaded. (You can also download...More

1  Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 18 January 2018

After a good breakfast, we spent 2 hours at the Museum which was amazing. The lengthy stroll thru the civilizations and experiencing the challenges of each culture and the tools necessary for survival, and how advanced each generation became, was incredible. The museum is a...More

Thank ricardo d
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Absolutely stunning museum which must rank as one of the worlds best alongside the anthropological museum in Mexico (I actually preferred it). The collection of Olmec heads alone are breath taking and I particularly liked the open air/garden settings for some of the displays. The...More

1  Thank paulpnd
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