Town

San Miguel Xochitecatitla

Address

Archaeological zone, San Miguel Xochitecatitla, Tlax. 90720

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. The 49 MXP admission fee includes entrance to Cacaxtla Archaeological Zone and museum. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1995, is dedicated to the Xochiteca culture, based on the regional archaeological recoveries. This site was inhabited between 250 and 850 AD. The collection is conformed of ceramic polychrome sculptures, most of them feminine, representing the different stages of life; some of them are pregnant. There are also zoomorphic stone sculptures.

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Town

Tizatlan

Address

Xicotencatl Ave., San Esteban, Tizatlan, Tlax. 90100

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological zone. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1999, is dedicated to the regional archaeological findings, among them, complete ceramic pieces donated by Andres Angulo.  Native technology and materials were used to build it. The Ethnohistoric recovery of the oral transmitted story, where Huehue Xicohtencatl ruler guided the Tizatlan people to the place where once was a pyramid, and the Initiation Altars remained, is integrated to the museum halls, where the iconographic analysis of the decoration, as well as earthenware and stone archaeological findings, are exhibited.

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Town

Veracruz

Address

San Juan de Ulua islot, Veracruz, Ver., 91700. Phone (229) 938 5151

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $41 MXP fee includes admission to the museum and the archaeological zone. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1984, is housed in a former military monument, built in the sixteenth century to protect Veracruz city from pirates and other sea attacks. In this historic site was defeated the last Spaniard battalion that kept the fort taken. Mexico was also military defended against French and American armies in this fort. It functioned as a jail during the 19th century. The collection includes an armory from 16th to 19th centuries.

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Town

Santiago Tuxtla

Address

Tres Zapotes Archaeological zone, Santiago Tuxtla, Ver., 95835

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes admission to the museum and the archaeological zone. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

Tres Zapotes became an important Olmeca city after La Venta declined. It became the religious capital, and a dynamic urban center that processed raw materials, like clay or basalt monoliths, that later would become sculptures like Colossal Heads. The collection includes one of the 17 original Olmeca Heads, stone and ceramic sculpture, among other regional archaeological recoveries.

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Town

Ocotelulco

Address

San Francisco Ave., San Francisco Ocotelulco, Tlax.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is 31 MXP. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 2000, is dedicated to the Tlaxcalteca culture. The daily habits, like the manufacture of textiles, dwellings and pulque out of maguey plant; the Pre Hispanic art, represented in the polychrome Codice style paintings, found on earthenware and the base of Ocotelulco pyramid; and the Colonial period, are the themes. The Spaniard Conquest of Tlaxcala was pacific, unlike the rest of the country. This allowed the Pre Hispanic style to merge with the European one, as it is reflected in the religious sculpture, textiles and pottery.

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Town

San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan

Address

Archaeological zone, San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Ver., 93780

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

San Lorenzo was an important Olmeca urban center of the Pre Classic period. The fertile land between two rivers promoted the development of culture in this region. The collection includes domestic items and stone sculptures. Some of the Colossal Heads exhibited in the National Museum of Anthropology and the Jalapa Anthropology Museum, were recovered in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan.

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Town

Veracruz

Address

Francisco Canal St., Veracruz, Ver., 91700. Phone (229) 931 1059

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Entrance fee: $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The 18th century building that lodges the museum is the only one remaining from the wall complex that defended Veracruz city from maritime attacks. The golden jewelry exhibited is known as ”The fisherman treasure”, found in the bottom of the sea. The Pre Hispanic goldsmith techniques, the artisans’ organization, and the Colonial gold black market are described in the museum, inaugurated in 1991. The collection includes Pre Columbian golden jewelry, Colonial minted pieces of gold, lithographs and weapons.

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Town

San Miguel del Milagro

Address

Archaeological zone, San Miguel del Milagro, Tlax., 90710. Phone (246) 416 0000

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. The 49 MXP admission fee includes entrance to Xochitecatl Archaeological Zone. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1989, and it is dedicated to the archaeological findings of the zone. The Olmeca Xicalanca began raising Cacaxtla from 600 to 900 DC. The collection includes ceramic sculptures, arrowheads, knifes, stone and bone tools, pottery and human remains, like skulls that present Maya deformation. Fragments of the mural paintings are exhibited too.

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Town

Vega de Alatorre

Address

Archaeological zone, Vega de Alatorre, Ver., 93960.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes admission to the museum and the archaeological zone. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1986. This worship place was covered with polychrome mural paintings, removed from the structure in order to conserve them better. The original archaeological recoveries are exhibited in the Jalapa Anthropology Museum, depending on Universidad Veracruzana. The collection includes replicas of the Maya influenced mural paintings.

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Town

San Jose del Medio

Address

18.5 Km, Cordoba-Veracruz  San Jose del Medio, Ver., 91667. Phone (297) 14 335

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 2004, is dedicated to the cultures that inhabited the zone that includes the Cordoba Valley. The collection is integrated by stone sculptures, ceramic musical instruments, pottery, and ritual objects found in the region.  


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Town

Santiago Tuxtla

Address

Angel Carvajal Circuit, Downtown, Santiago Tuxtla, Ver., 95830. Phone (294) 947 0196

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Entrance fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1975, is lodged in a 19th century building that used to be the city hall. The Pre Hispanic cultures of Veracruz, Olmeca and Totonaca mainly, and the ethnographic characteristics of the contemporary peoples, are represented here. The collection includes Colossal Heads from Tres Zapotes, earthenware musical instruments and funerary urns; ceramic and stone sculptures, jewelry, skulls presenting cranial deformation, and clothing.

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Town

Ignacio de la Llave

Address

Archaeological zone, Ignacio de la Llave, Ver., 91700

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The 1978 archaeological excavations led to the recovery of a Mictlantecuhtli, deity of death and the underworld, made of raw clay. The fragility of the sculpture does not allow its removal, so the museum was constructed in order to shelter it.  The collection includes feminine figures that were part of the offerings found in this Totonaca worship center.   

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Town

Merida

Location

Calle 59, between 58 and 60, Centro, Mérida, Yucatan, 97000

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 to 17 hours; Sundays from 10 to 17 hours. Admission fee: 31 MXP. Temporary exhibitions, guided tours, bibliographic advisory regarding the collection, conference area and restrooms. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera.

Synopsis

“Juan Gamboa Guzman” Yucatan Picture Gallery is located beside the El Jesus Temple, lodged in spaces that belonged to the Jesuit Order in the Colonial period. It was inaugurated in 1981, and its heap comes mainly from the former Historic and Archaeologic Museum of Yucatan. The Colonial paintings from 17th and 18th centuries have religious themes such as priests and bishops’ portraits, scenes of saints’ lives and one of Our Lady of Izamal. The 19th century collection presents the work of 2 important Yucatan artists: Juan Gamboa Guzman and Gabriel Gahona Pasos, known as “Picheta”. Sculptures that represent quotidian life of Mayas during the 20th century, created by Enrique Gottdiener are exhibited too.
 
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