While in Manzanillo, take a break from the cult of sea and sun and indulge in some culture.
Many museums in Mexico contribute to an understanding of the country's pre-Hispanic past. Located in the suburb of San Pedrito and attached to the Cultural and Sports Center of the University of Colima, the Museum of Anthropology and History of Manzanillo was established to contribute to an understanding of this region's history.
Consisting of two buildings housing four exhibition rooms and a multi-purpose hall, the exhibitions are designed to communicate Manzanillo's pre-Hispanic roots. You can learn about the Capacha culture, Western Mexico's oldest and most sedentary culture. Its origins go back 3,500 years and lasted for 1,000 years.
The tour also includes a display of 1,800 artifacts from different eras, including jewelry, pottery, metals, and bone items, many of which come from private collections and archeology digs.
The full-scale reproduction of the inside of a tomb shaft — an underground vault for laying out human bodies decorated and surrounded by various offerings — is one of the most popular rooms, located near the art gallery and temporary exhibition area.