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.
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... 更多
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.
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.
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,... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多