Town

Villanueva

Address

54 Federal Hwy., Zacatecas-Guadalajara, Villanueva, Zac. 99530

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. The $37 MXP fee only includes admission to the museum. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens special fee: $18 MXP. Auditorium, guided tours, workshops, bookstore, checkroom, parking lot.

Synopsis

This museum opened in 1995, designed to integrate with the surrounding archaeological zone, which can be admired from the terrace built on the top. It is related to the cultures that inhabited La Quemada, Chalchihuites and Loma San Gabriel. The collection includes archaeological recoveries.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Chalchihuites

Address

Alta Vista Archaeological Zone, Rancho Colorado, 99260, Chalchihuites, Zacatecas

Admittance and Services

The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9 to 18 hours. The 31 MXP fee includes admission to archaeological site. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a camcorder. Children under 13, senior citizens, teachers and students with valid ID do not pay. On Sundays entrance is free for Mexicans and residents. Permanent exhibition and restrooms.

Synopsis
The museum offers a panorama of Chalchihuites Culture developed at the Northern border of Mesoamerica. The heap is integrated by archaeological material.

Four sections provide information of the most relevant ceremonial site of the early stage of Chalchihuites Culture (200-950 AD).

Pieces found in the 4 architectural complexes discovered to present in the zone. Offerings associated to remains of 3 high-rank characters buried at Structure 2B or Sun Pyramid outstand. Flat bowls with the eagle subjugating a serpent, rings and other objects integrate them. Architectonic elements and figures are exhibited, as well as ethnographical material from Cora and Huichola nations, whose cosmogony is rooted in Chalchihuites Culture.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

Town

Cempoala

Address

Francisco del Paso y Troncoso St., Cempoala, Ver., 91667. Phone (297) 14 335

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. The $37 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 opened in 2001.  This city had a wall that protected it. Totonaca culture is described, the funerary rites, the architecture, and the day-to-day life. The collection includes ceramic and stone sculptures and fragments of mural paintings. Historic data relates this was the first city that allied with Spaniards upon their arrival.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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Town

Chablekal

Address

Archaeological zone, Dzibilchaltun, Yuc., 97310. Phone (999) 911 0069

Admittance and services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 16:00. The $49 MXP fee includes the admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours, restaurant, bookstore, gift shop.  

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1994, was designed to harmonize with the archaeological surrounding, and is dedicated to the Maya peoples from the Pre Hispanic time to our days. The developments made in architecture, painting, sculpture, mathematics, astronomy, as well as the social customs, are represented in the museum. The collection includes archaeological and ethnographic items, such as textiles, pottery, stelae, stone and earthenware sculptures, clothing and ritual objects.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

Town

Castillo de Teayo

Address

Pyramid Square, Downtown, Castillo de Teayo, Ver., 92940. Phone (746) 882 0048

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

Castillo de Teayo modern urbanization began around the ancient pyramid. The museum is lodged in a 19th century building and opened in 1975.  The ceramic archaeological recoveries show Maya, Teotihuacana, Oaxaca and Mexica influences, although a characteristic Huasteca style developed later. The collection includes stone sculptures, ceramic anthropomorphic figures and animal representations.

Web site

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Town

Santa Elena

Address

Archaeological zone, Km. 78, Old Campeche Rd., Santa Helena, Yuc., 97890

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. Admission fee: $51 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are wiling to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1987, is dedicated to the Maya city of Uxmal, the Puuc architectural style and the developments in writing and mathematics. The archaeological collection includes architectural fragments such as stelae, friezes and glyphs. Stone sculptures representing high society characters, pottery and stone tools are also exhibited.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

Town

Patzcuaro

Address

Enseñanza St. and Alcantarilla St., Patzcuaro, Mich. 61600. Phone (434) 342 1029, 342 4400

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Admission fee $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours by appointment, summer courses, lectures, temporary exhibitions, checkroom.

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1938 in one of the most important buildings of Patzcuaro. The 16th century construction lodged the Primitive San Nicolas Obispo Royal College. The Michoacan Craftsmanship is the theme of this museum, particularly the one of the indigenous peoples. The processes and artistic styles, as well as the materials and techniques are enhanced here.  The collection includes lacquers, earthenware, textiles, religious painting and sculpture, masks, wax crafts and ex-votos.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx

At the National Museum of Anthropology

Town

Tinum

Address

Archaeological zone, Km. 120 Merida-Cancun Hwy., Tinum, Yuc., 97759. Phone: (985) 851 0137.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. Admission fee: $51 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid Id, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1987, is dedicated to the Maya city of Chichen Itza, from the origins to its decline. The nearness of the Sacred Cenote made this city a pilgrimage center. It was inscribed in 1988 in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. The collection includes archaeological recoveries such as pottery, ceramic and stone sculpture, and jewelry. Bookstore, guided tours by appointment.

Micro site

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=422&Itemid=57

Virtual Visit

http://panoramas360.culturainah.org/panoramas360/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=30

Town

Ciudad Guzman

Address

21 Dr Angel Gonzalez St., Ciudad Guzman, Jal., 49000

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. 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 fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1956 in a former 19th century dwelling house. The archaeological collection exhibited is conformed by objects from Western Mexico cultures. The historic collection includes pictures of national heroes and drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco.

Web Site

www.inah.gob.mx