Xalapa (often spelled Jalapa, Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈlapa] ( listen); English: /həˈlɑːpə/; officially Xalapa-Enríquez [xaˈlapa enˈrikes]) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. In the 2005 census the city reported a population of 387,879 and the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat reported a population of 413,136. The municipality has an area of 118.45 km². Xalapa lies near the geographic center of the state and is the second-largest city in the state after the city of Veracruz to the southeast.
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5 based on 486 reviews
This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
This museum contains the archaeological riches of Vera Cruz , important material from El Tajin. The museum contains the remarkable La Mojarra Stela this large basalt slab was found sticking out of a Vera Cruz riverbank in 1986 it depicts the standing figure of a ruler with an elaborate Maya - like headdress in the form of a mythological bird. The highlight of the museum , in my opinion , is the Olmec sculptures , magnificent sophisticated works of art. It is well designed museum , lots of natural light & verdant Gardens. There is a bookshop , not many English books on offer when I was there & a small cafe upstairs. This museum is on par with the main museum in Mexico City.
5 based on 107 reviews
The collections are well maintained and organized. For bird watching it is best to arrive at opening (9:00 am). Mondays are closed. There are trails through older growth cloud forest that are full of birds. We arrived on the Briones bus from Coatepec. The bus runs through a beautiful backroad, and it is well worth the time to take it. Plan for about 2 hours in the garden which also gives plenty of time to relax in this serene place.
4.5 based on 137 reviews
I wasn't very excited about the Prospect of visiting this place after Reading the reviews here, but I'm very glad I went. The history is far more interesting than the furniture (in my opinion) and the place itself is charming: an enormous tree, lots of butterflies, Gardens, a huge spring-fed pool, beautiful house, lovely chapel, etc.
4 based on 190 reviews
Parque Juarez is a lovely, park-like square in the historic center of Xalapa. It is a good place to relax among the locals and enjoy the remarkable views of the surrounding Mountains and the rooftops of the city. We were there in the early evening and enjoyed the playing of a concert band and drum and bugle corps as the large Mexican flag was lowered.
4.5 based on 63 reviews
Nice park in central Xalapa. Really nice for a walk amongst Xalapeños! This is a family park on the weekend so it is really nice to stroll around with the local families eat an ice cream or a snack and just relax when visiting Xalapa.
4 based on 40 reviews
This small museum in Jalapa contains 36 pieces by Rivera, the famous Mexican painter.
Some years ago the small exhibition gallery was open to house some local artists. Perhaps it has reached its goal, but the quality of the Exhibitions are not great, from pottery to paintings, this free gallery is open to everyone. When taking a tour in Xalapa, make some time (20 mins will do) to visit this space, located just down of the stairs of Xalapa's Main Public Park.
3.5 based on 68 reviews
So much interaction seems to have taken its toll. The permanent exhibits need a makeover. Most either don't work, barely work, or are missing pieces. This museum provides less than an hour's worth of entertainment.
4 based on 11 reviews
4.5 based on 7 reviews
Es un bonito lugar, donde la población local puede pasear y dar una vuelta, es una zona protegida, pero sin ningun atractivo para turistas.
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