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Address: Lomas de San Roque, Xalapa, Mexico
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+52 228 815 0920
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican...

This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.

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Mesmerising wonder.

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
hector b
Xalapa, Mexico
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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Mexican history, you'll love this museum. Fascinating exhibits featuring artifacts from the Olmecs, including several giant stone heads (cabezas colosales). The signage is in Spanish, so if you can't read it, I'd suggest hiring their English speaking guide, in order to get the most out of your visit. Entry is just 50 pesos, and there's a bookstore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional and well laid out museum. Just the right size for non-museum buffs. Nice grounds too to walk through when the exhibits are done. Not too far from the Centro. Artifacts from 1,000 BC! Really interesting.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable visit in an airy light atmosphere A great example of architecture fulfilling purpose The artifacts are spectacular

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Crestline, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Giant Olmec heads and many other peaces from the Tultec, Maya and other civilizations make this museum one not to be missed. They have English speaking cell phone self-guided tours that make it nice. The famous wheeled toy is here as are many other sculptures that any student of pre-colombian civilizations will recognize.

Thank Amanda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

As a local in Xalapa, I must say that this is the #1 must site in town. It's cheap (like 2USD) and it's fabulous! Check the website for days and hours, as it currently closes on Mondays.

Thank Oron D
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My kids loved this . The history is amazing in the exhibits. The price was not horrible. There are awesome events that sometimes are going on while at the museum. I would recommend it!

Thank April M
Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I drove a rental car from Mexico City 4 hours to El Tajin and then another 4 hours to my hotel in Xalapa near this museum. I specifically stopped here to see this museum for the Olmec heads and civilization known around Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. This museum was well worth the trip. If my count is correct,... More 

Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an amazing museum. I like it better than the world renown Natural History Museum in Mexico City. The many many antiquities in the museum are wonderfully arranged so that as you walk on the marble floors you can easily see the many special pieces that go back thousands of years. The Olmec heads are definitely a highlight. They... More 

Thank mdklein41
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Better than I expected even after I read the reviews. The building itself is worth the visit. The way the buildings descends down the slope in steps is impressive as are the secluded gardens to the side. The contents are amazing and to think they are from the nearby area and mostly so well preserved. On the downside the English... More 

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