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Address: Privada Zaragoza 397, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
Phone Number: 2-931-8410
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This museum documents the social and political history of Veracruz and also...

This museum documents the social and political history of Veracruz and also contains a small collection of indigenous artifacts.

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Beautiful building, great art

This is a small museum with a few English signs. But the most amazing thing about it is the building itself and you don't need a translation. There is a gorgeous domed ceiling... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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167 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not a a world class museum, this museum should be a must see for anyone on their first trip to Veracruz. The ground floor has several galleries that chronicle the nearly 500 year history of Veracruz. The exhibits provide useful information, but are a bit in need of some refreshing, as they are looking somewhat worn. Please be aware... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed my visit to the museum in the company of guide Enrique Sanchez. Next visit to Veracruz I will try to repeat the experience to absorb more. Don't know if I can convince you but the history of Veracruz is enormously important not only in history of the Americas but also in the development of modern Europe. Not to... More 

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Thank Flaco C
Portland, OR
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a small museum with a few English signs. But the most amazing thing about it is the building itself and you don't need a translation. There is a gorgeous domed ceiling with a mosaic of the sun. The marbled stairs are stunning, though I wouldn't count on the hand rail!! They were having an art exhibit upstairs that... More 

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Veracruz, Mexico
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Luckly for me, I was staying at Hotel Meson del Mar. The museum is barely a block away. I took the complete tour with a friend who does vacation tours. We ended up at the main office, spending nearly an hour talking about Veracruz with a State of Veracruz registered guide. I am a big fan of Veracruz and it... More 

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Thank tepetapan
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I found myself in the unusual position of joining a group of students from the bachillerato (16-18 or so) on a guided tour of the museum. The tour guide was informative and the museum was fascinating, but I'm afraid it wouldn't have been very interesting if I didn't speak Spanish. There were few (if any) signs in English and I'm... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a time travel museum and I believe entrance is free. Check it out to learn the development of the city.

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Thank christine h
Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The museum is in a very nice hostorical building. There a artefact from the pre-columbian area and tne more recent history of Veracruz

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

What a great place to visit for free. The exhibits are nice and the building is historic (was a hospital and then an orphanage and now a museum). The staff are very helpful with information about the building and things to do in Veracruz. And FREE is a great price!

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Thank Jack P
Chandler, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Covers the history of the city. Some exhibits are explained in French and English but many are only in Spanish. The enthusiasm of the guide compensates for my poor Spanish skills.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

A great history of the area! With films, models, even archaological finds. Very thorough, and very regional. A very friendly guide gave a free tour. Stop in here first thing, it's a great intro. The best site in town.

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