128 Museums
Museos
17794
No
17794
Museo de Palmillas
Local
The history of the Valley of Córdoba from the fifth century BC to the viceregal period. Highlights include an important statue of Tonatiuh and an interesting musical instrument collection. It also tells the story of the slave trade and the rebellion led by Gaspar Yanga, the undefeated leader who succeeded in founding the continent’s first settlement free from slavery in 1570.
Veracruz
Museos
488
488
Museo de Prehistoria en Tepexpan
Archeological site
In 1947 the bones of the Man of Tepexpan were discovered, at that time the most ancient in Middle America (7,000 years old). The site has numerous remains of the period: prehistoric animal bones and stone tools on exhibition in the museum, together with a collection of ancient skulls.
Estado de México
Museos
453
453
Museo de Sitio Casa Juárez
Historic place
The house where Don Benito Juárez lived when he came to Guelatao, under the tutelage of Antonio Salanueva, and where he started as a servant, progressing to apprentice bookbinder, attorney and eventually governor. The museum brings together documents and personal objects about the great Mexican statesman, telling the story of the Reform War, the French intervention and the triumph of the Republic.
Oaxaca
Museos
462
462
Museo de Sitio Castillo de Teayo
Archeological site
A rare pyramid which still has a complete great staircase and a temple on top. The museum tells the story of an important Huastec city which was influenced by the Toltecs and Mexica. It has an attractive collection of sculptures of the rain god Tlaloc and the corn god Xipe Totec.
Veracruz
Museos
420
No
420
Museo de Sitio de Alta Vista, Chalchihuites
Archeological site
Finest example of the Chalchihuite Culture. Possibly founded by priests emigrated from Teotihuacan to the plains of Zacatecas, the museum houses a rich collection of finely made instruments, jewellery, figures and offerings, including the symbol of the eagle and the serpent.
Zacatecas
Museos
422
No
422
Museo de Sitio de Bocana del Río en Copalita
Archeological site
The Mixtec Lord 8 Deer Jaguar Claw ruled over a vast area of the present-day coast of Oaxaca. His memory is preserved in this museum, close to Huatulco. The displays features terracotta figures dating back 2,500 years, pounders for making amate paper, polychrome pottery, green stone objects and much more.
Oaxaca
Museos
423
No
423
Museo de Sitio de Cacaxtla
Archeological site
A superb display of the Cacaxtla murals including the battle scene and the Jaguar Man, with information on how they were painted, as well as archaeological finds telling the impressive story of the Lords of Cacaxtla and their warlike people, inheritors of Teotihuacan and Cholula, and their gods such as Tlaloc.
Tlaxcala
Museos
424
No
424
Museo de Sitio de Cantona
Archeological site
A new museum displaying one of the most ancient urban settlements: the most extensive and populous in Mesoamerica and a great exporter of obsidian. It has numerous intricate streets, plazas and walls, many ballcourts and a religion which extolled self-sacrifice.
Puebla
Museos
425
No
425

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