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.


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.

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