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All reviews olmec heads mexico city beautiful building world class amazing collection small cafe wonderful guide prehispanic cultures we spent hours vera cruz lots of natural light a short bus ride an absolute el tajin artifacts anthropology colossal
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

The second largest anthropology museum in Mexico, and one of the most impressive when you see “the big heads”, belonged to olmec culture.
Xalapa (capital of Veracruz state ) is a beautiful colonial city, surrounded by amazing mountains, and rivers.
Peaceful, good people, good prices, good food, and a lot of cultural activities.
Really worth stay 3 night at least.

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Reviewed 25 September 2010

We have been to the anthropology museum twice and absolutely love it! Its well planned and organized, and the sculptures and findings in that museum are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the jungle rooms where they keep some of the stuff, makes it feel more like the way it used to be and less like a museum. Beautiful building, and very agreeable price as we are students and payed 25 pesos to get in. My favourite museum so far, could absolutely see myself just storlling around and reading all the interesting facts and checking out all the history that that museum contains. Very much worth a visit!

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Reviewed 29 July 2009

My wife and I love archaeology and meso-American culture, so we were surprized how little publicized the Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa is. In years of reading and visiting Mexico it practically took a dig through literature to learn of the existence of this museum. Even now, MAX has had no reviews here or at a number of other savvy sites.

Having heard of MAX through an article about the city of Xalapa, we made it the focus of
a recent visit to Mexico, where we wound up at Veracruz because it is more convenient city to reach, more accommodating with vacation hotels on the coast, and more varied due to its size and economy. (Also, that city offered wonderful access to El Tajin and other intriguing sites.)

We scheduled a trip the Xalapa with the museum as our primary target and thought a day would do. We had severely underestimated.

Even though the building was undergoing a redesign of most of its exhibit rooms, and with more than half the artifacts unavailable to view, we still had to hurry and often only glimpsing rather than examining individual objects to save tiime in order to see those that were on view.

There was a preponderance of Olmec, Huastec, Zapotec and so called Veracruz work as well as Aztec artifacts. All this is based on the items visible in the corridors and patio rooms. The main halls, as noted, were not accessible.

For casual viewers, there are delightful alcoves with statuary, flowers and places to have a seat. And there are lovely grounds around the museum where children with even shorter attention spans can play.

Topping everything off, the gift shop had some wonderful clothing, magnets, toys, jewelery and a wide variety of books and music.

It's a dazzling place to visit, but avoid our mistake if you can and schedule an overnight stay so you can devote most of the day to MAX and have ample time left to see the rest of the town.

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