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Museum of Anthropology and History

Xalapa

Known as “MAX”, it is a huge museum built in quarry, here you will find elements that give testimony of the three cultures that gave identity to the city; the Olmecs, the Totonacs and the Huastecos.

There is a colossal Olmec head in the place, which they say is one of the most beautiful and less damaged, as well as other thousands of pieces of this culture that are part of their collection and that, of course, you can see in full color. It's like traveling through the centuries.

Another part of the museum shows the Totonacs and the cultures of central Veracruz, who are credited with the creation of the Tajin - a ceremonial center that if you don't already know, you should -, as well as other towns like Misantla, Zempoala and Quiahuistlán.

Finally, you'll find the area dedicated to the Huastecos, an indigenous people of Mayan descent who settled in the states of San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla and Tamaulipas, in addition to Veracruz. They also have their own language, which they call the Huastecan language, and their influence has led to the creation of a musical style known as “Sones Huastecos”, which you will also hear on your way through the city.

Known as “MAX”, it is a huge museum built in quarry, here you will find elements that give testimony of the three cultures that gave identity to the city; the Olmecs, the Totonacs and the Huastecos.

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There is a colossal Olmec head in the place, which they say is one of the most beautiful and less damaged, as well as other thousands of pieces of this culture that are part of their collection and that, of course, you can see in full color. It's like traveling through the centuries.

Another part of the museum shows the Totonacs and the cultures of central Veracruz, who are credited with the creation of the Tajin - a ceremonial center that if you don't already know, you should -, as well as other towns like Misantla, Zempoala and Quiahuistlán.

Finally, you'll find the area dedicated to the Huastecos, an indigenous people of Mayan descent who settled in the states of San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla and Tamaulipas, in addition to Veracruz. They also have their own language, which they call the Huastecan language, and their influence has led to the creation of a musical style known as “Sones Huastecos”, which you will also hear on your way through the city.

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