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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.