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Archaeological Museum of the Great Coast

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This was a nice surprise

We were the only ones there. It was a long trip from Zihua, but if you like history and ancient... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Riverside, California
Very educational small museum and gallery

We really enjoyed our short visit to this little museum and gallery. Though most signs are in... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Jen L
Los Angeles, California
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21 Oct 2018
“This was a nice surprise”
4 weeks ago
“Small and inexpensive”
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Plaza Olaf Palme | Paseo del Pescador, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near the beach in downtown Zihuatanejo. It is a small museum with six small rooms with a limited number of items in each. All descriptions are in Spanish but they will give you an English handout to follow. Entry fee is only 10 pesos....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank obrienlm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this museum. We've passed by many many times but went in finally. from the website: "Six exhibit rooms utensils, ceramics and weapons of the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Tarascan and Mexica, and visit is a great way to take a break from the sun."...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gatopaja
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We were the only ones there. It was a long trip from Zihua, but if you like history and ancient culture up close and unfiltered it was a worthy side trip. Good place to buy hand rolled cigars from the locals

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tmyung
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We really enjoyed our short visit to this little museum and gallery. Though most signs are in Spanish, with the TripLingo app we were able to translate literally every sign or item description. Donations only, brochures available in English. Worth a stop if you're in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jen L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As written, it's small, and the placards are in Spanish, which the guide said they're working on, and you do get a handout in English. Some nice artifacts showing the history and settlement up to and part of the Spanish colonization. Worth a small donation...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As previous reviewer said it is small 6 rooms and they do give you a pamphlet however there really is not enough information for a self guided tour. You get the gist of what was going on during the time frames but it is not...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PamelainVictoria
Reviewed 18 March 2017

IT is only 6 rooms but very interesting to see. Glad we went in. nicely illustrated with murals. It is in spanish but they give you an english translation pamphlet

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank westcoastknox
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Although it consists of only six rooms, this small museum contains a number of interesting local artifacts dating back to several centuries prior to Spanish arrival. It also provides some welcome cultural respite from the manic pace of the tourist shops and restaurants that surround...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Forest R
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Don't let the name fool you. The building itself is the museum piece. There are many interesting displays and even some odd ball items thrown in, like a whale vertabrae and an ancient movie projector. Lots of ancient artifacts to see in rooms off a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Lori G
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Recent visit to Zihuatanejo, Mexico and I stopped into the six rooms of this local museum on one side of the pescadero avenue by the Municipal Beach. A small donation of your choice is the entrance fee. Note that all of the writing explaining what...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank John K
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