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Anthropology Museum
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Xalapa and Coatepec Day Trip from Veracruz Including Anthropology and Coffee...
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Xalapa
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Owner description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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53 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This museum is superb. It is one of the finest anthropology museums in Mexico, a country full of museums.
My only real complaint is that they don't allow DSLR cameras, only the small pocket digital cameras.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank CW P
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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“Simply fantastic museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Anthropology Museum in Xalapa is simply spectacular. Although it is located a bit outside the main town it is well worth the effort. Not only is the building itself a fantastic structure but it has wonderful gardens and even more impressive archeological holdings. Be prepared for a visit of 2-3 hours I would say! I think more than anything I was impressed by the relationship between the design of the building and the exhibits. The building flows downhill rather like a waterfall and at each level one encounters cultural riches that simply take your breath away. Perhaps the most spectacular are the giant heads but there is so much here to engage with. I would say at least two visits are need to really appreciate what is on offer.

Visited April 2014
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Worlds Heritage, Unique Aztec & Mayan Collection !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This museum was built in the 60s, amazing architecture holds World best Aztec and Mayan collections. The original Stone Aztec calendar is one of the highlights as well as the Big Toltec Heads. Just Amazing !!!!!!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank AlbertoMay
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

I had read and been told how good this museum was so I had to visit. It's a little bit out of the centre but its easy to get a bus, and my bus driver showed me where to get off. The exhibits are awe inspiring (showing excellent examples of all pre-Hispanic cultures), the layout is excellent, and the setting is beautiful. I spent about 3hrs having a good look around. M$50 entry, you must got if you are anywhere near Xalapa.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Tequila P
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Xalapa, Veracruz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the best museums in North America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Since I have lived in Xalapa for the last 42 years, I remember what the Anthropology Museum was like about 25 years ago. The display rooms where similar to the metal grain silos of western Kansas where I grew up. The lighting was terrible, just everything was terrible. But today's museum rivals of the worlds best in content and museography. Do not miss the opportunity of at least a 3 or 4 hour visit to see part of the incredible artifacts presented in this outstanding architectural masterpiece. I have literally been to the museum dozens of times, and each time I go I encounter something "new" and different.

Visited November 2013
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