Town

La Paz

Address

Altamirano St and Cinco de mayo St., Downtown, La Paz, B.C.S., 23000. Phone (612) 122 0162, 125 6424

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00, Saturdays, 9:00 to 14:00. Admission 31 MXP. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, bookstore, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses. Student advisory by appointment.

Synopsis

The Baja California Sur Regional Museum of History and Anthropology  opened in 1981. The geographical and ecological characteristics of Baja California Sur, as well as the regional cultural development , from  prehistorical settlers to the modern age, are represented here. The collection includes paleontologic and prehistorical original objects, such as petroglyphs and human remains, found in Las Palmas, and historical pieces, from the Independent Mexico to the Revolutionary period. The regional craft is exhibited too.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

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Town

San Ignacio

Address

Prof. Gilberto Valdivia Peña St., San Ignacio Pueblo, B.C.S., 23930. Phone (615) 154 0222

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The San Ignacio Museum of Rupestrian Paintings opened in 1994, in a historical construction from the 18th century that served as religious mission, fortress and public granary, known as El Teatro. It is located in Downtown area. The art, tools, cooking items, and everyday life of the first settlers, as well as the geographical and ecological environment are represented in this museum. There are reproductions of rock paintings and caves, as well as original objects found by INAH researchers at Sierra de San Francisco.


Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Campeche

Address

8th St., Downtown, Campeche, Cam., 24000. Phone (981) 816 8179

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 20:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, museum miniguide, bookstore.

Synopsis

The Baluarte de la Soledad Museum of Maya Architecture was inaugurated in 2004. The 18th century building that houses it was a fortification, and the most important on the four gateways of the walled city of Campeche, called Puerta de Mar (Sea Gateway). The collection includes Maya archaeological findings like stone sculptures, pottery, lintels and stelae from Edzna, Xcalumkin, Xculoc and Itzimte.

Web site

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Town

Palenque

Address

Carretera Ramal Palenque-Zona Arqueológica, 6.5 km., Palenque, Chis., 29960. Phone: (916) 348 3079,  348 3406

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $51 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, checkroom, bookstore, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, student advisory, wheelchair facilities, cafeteria and craft shop.

Synopsis

The Palenque Archaeological Site Museum opened in 1994, in a contemporary building constructed to replace the one inaugurated in 1957. Palenque is one of the most important Maya cities due to the great amount of information left carved on stelae. The collection includes archaeological findings like limestone relieves, stucco sculpture, funerary pottery and pieces of greenstone. There is a hall dedicated to the archeological research in the zone.

Virtual Visit

http://culturainah.org/panorama360/palenque/

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Town

Loreto

Address

16 Salvatierra St. and Misiones St., Loreto, B.C.S., 23880. Phone (613) 135 0441, 135 0401

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00.Admission fee $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays.There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Museum miniguide, bookstore and checkroom.

Synopsis

Opening as Museum of Jesuit Missions in 1973, this historical monument built in the 18th century, served as police station, Royal Treasury and the first governor's residence. The prehistorical settlements, the Spaniard discovery and conquest, and the manufacture of the traditional clothing of South Californian ranchers are represented here. It houses a collection of religious paintings and sculptures, tillage tools, as well as 17th and 18th centuries weapons. The popular craft collection shows the skills of regional artisans.


Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Campeche

Address

Francisco Morazan Ave., Bellavista, Campeche, Cam., 24020. Phone (981) 816 2460

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, bookstore.

Synopsis

Reducto San Jose el Alto Museum of Naval History and Armory, was inaugurated in 1995. The former fortification was built in 18th century to defend Campeche city, declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Museum reflects the military developments needed to protect the city from pirate attacks.  It houses a remarkable collection of historical weapons from the Bronze Age, medieval swords and naval armor. The importance of maritime commerce is reflected too.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

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Town

San Cristobal de las Casas

Address

20 de Noviembre Ave., Cerrillo, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., 29200. Phone (967) 678 1609, 678 2806

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, museum miniguide, auditorium, library, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses. Student advisory by appointment.

Synopsis

The Altos de Chiapas Museum opened in 1988, in a 17th century building that used to be a convent. The cultural development of the region is represented here, and there is a shop called Sna Jolobil, where the regional weaving  tradition is exhibited. The collection includes prehispanic archaeological findings and historical objects from the 19th century, as well as religious art.


Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

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Town

Hecelchakan

Address

Main St., Downtown, Hecelchakan, Cam, 24800.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, bookstore.

Synopsis

Opening as Hecelchakan Camino Real Museum in 1965, this 17th century building was a gift from a private donor and used to be a residence.  The Maya culture and art, painting, sculpture and architecture, are represented here. The Jaina figures collection and the anthropomorphic pieces with articulated arms and legs are remarkable.

Web site

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Town

Tuxtla Gutierrez

Address

885 Hombres Ilustres de la Revolución Ave., Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chis., 29000. Phone (961) 613 4439,  613 4479,  613 4554.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. Admission fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, museum miniguide, auditorium, library, guided tours, educational workshops, summer courses, bookstore, cafeteria, parking lot. Student advisory.

Synopsis

Chiapas Regional Museum, opened in 1984, is located in a building that won an international architecture prize in 1985. The Maya cultural development and regional history  are represented here. There collection includes Prehispanic archaeological findings, like ceramic sculptures from Izapa, ethnographical objects and historical pieces like photographs and religious art.


Web Site

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Town

Tapachula

Address

8a. Norte Ave. and 3a. Poniente, Tapachula, Chis., 30700. Phone (962) 626 4173

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday.There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Temporary exhibitions, guided tours, student advisory.

Synopsis

Opening as Soconusco Museum of Archaeology in 1988, this 20th century building used to be a jail.   The regional history, from the first settlers, known as Mokayas, to the olmec and mexica influence periods, is reflected in the collection that includes stelae from Cacahuatlan. Izapa ceramic sculptures are remarkable.

Web site

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Town

Campeche

Address

Scenic Ave., Campeche, Cam., 24020. Phone (981) 821 0973 (Mobile)

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 19:30. Admission fee $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours and bookstore.

Synopsis

The Campeche Museum of Archaeology opened in 1986, in the 18th century former fort of San Miguel. This fort used to protect Campeche from the pirate attacks. The collection of Prehispanic objects from the Gulf and Central regions of Mexico reflects the culture of this area before the Spaniards arrived.

Web site
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Town

Ocosingo

Address

Archaeological Zone, Ocosingo, Chis., 29950. Apartado Postal No. 22. Phone (919) 670 3413. Mobile phone 919 673 1224

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Auditorium, bookstore, checkroom, parking lot.

Synopsis

The Tonina Archaeological Site Museum, inagurated in 2000, was built based on the Maya cosmogony, represented in the Popol Vuh. The halls were designed to honor the ideas of the Maya people about the creation of the world. The relations between agriculture and astronomy, important dates and architecture, among others, are reflected here. The collection of limestone relieves and sculptures, stelae and ceramic items is remarkable. There is a reproduction of the stucco mural relief that represents the Prehispanic concept of the four ages of humankind.

Web Site

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Town

Comitan

Address

Sur-Ote. St. at 2a Ote.-Sur Ave., Downtown, Comitán, Chis, 30000. Phone (963) 632 5760

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, wheelchair facilities.

Synopsis

The Comitan Museum of Archaeology opened in 1993. The building, raised in 1944 as a school, houses a library, too. The Comitan traditional arquitecture is reflected in the central patio surrounded by corridors, and the Art Deco portico. The Los Llanos Prehispanic regional culture is represented here. The Classical and Post Classical Tenam Puente archeological findings are remarkable.

Web site

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