Town

Morelia

Address

323 Morelos Sur St., Downtown, Morelia, Mich. 58000. Phone (443) 913 2651

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Bookstore, cultural and educational activities. The Historic Archive of the Former Bishopry of Michoacan is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 15:00.

Synopsis

This house from the 18th century, where Jose Maria Morelos lived, was inaugurated as a museum in 1939.  The exhibition is dedicated to his life, and the collection includes colonial furniture, photographs, paintings, documents and personal belongings of Morelos, such as a military jacket. The historic archive and the conventual books are remarkable.

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Town

Coatetelco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Coatetelco, Mor. 62610

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Permanent Exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum was inaugurated in 1976. The Tlahuica culture archaeological findings confirm that pilgrim Nahua tribes settled in Micatlan during the Mythical Pilgrimage from Aztlan. The earliest earthenware vestiges merge local and Teotihuacan styles. The ceramic sculpture style is part of the Mexica influence, and so are the Xipe Totec representations that took part in ritual human sacrifice ceremonies. All the pieces were recovered during the site explorations.

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Town

Tepic

Address

91 N Mexico Ave., Downtown, Tepic, Nay. 63000. Phone (311) 212 1900

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00; Saturday from 9:00 to 15:00. Admission fee 37 MXP. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours by appointment, workshops, book and gift shop, library.

Synopsis

The building that lodges the museum was constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. The development of the Western Mesoamerican cultures, Colonial and Modern regional history, are the themes of the museum, inaugurated in 1969. The contemporary cultures of Nayarit, like Cora and Huichola, are represented in the Ethnographic collection. The 19th and 20th centuries armory is exhibited, as well as modern and religious colonial paintings.

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Town

Cuernavaca

Address

100 Leyva St., Downtown, Cuernavaca, Mor. 62000. Phone (777) 312 8171, 312 6996.

Admitance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, auditorium, cultural activities, book and gift shop, student groups and Morelos haciendas, convents and archaeological zone tours by appointment.

Synopsis

“Cuauhnahuac” Regional Museum opened in 1974, in the 16th century building that used to be Hernan Cortes dwelling house. This colonial monument was built right on the place where Tlahuica palace was. The regional development, the first agriculture to the Tlahuica and other Prehispanic cultures that inhabited the Valley of Cuauhnahuac; the contact between European and American cultures, the military and religious conquer, the Independent struggle and aspects of contemporary Morelos State, like cane industry, are the themes of this museum.

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Town

Cuernavaca

Address

14 Matamoros St., Acapatzingo, Cuernavaca, Mor. 62440. Phone (777) 312 3108

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Free Admission. There is a fee if you are willing to use tripods and professional photography equipment. No food, pets or balls allowed. Mutilation of plants is forbidden. Exhibitions, bookstore, guided tours, advisory, workshops and Herbarium consult available by appointment.

Synopsis

The former Emperor Maximiliano summerhouse known as “Casa de la India Bonita” was constructed in the 19th century. In 1976 the Ethnobotanical Garden was created and the museum opened in 1980.  The traditional healing techniques using plants and other forms of ritual therapies from Prehispanic times that are still used in both rural and urban communities, are the theme of the museum. The Garden, or “Live Museum” lodges medicinal and ornamental plants, cactus and other vegetables used as food. The herbarium is conformed of medicinal herbs and flowers.

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Town

Monterrey

Address

Rafael Jose Verger St., Col. Obispado, Monterrey, N.L., 64010. Phone (81) 8346 0404, 8333 9751

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Entrance fee $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment.  

Synopsis

The museum opened in 1956, in a 18th century building that represents the Baroque style developed in Northern Mexico. The exhibition lead us through the history of Nuevo Leon, from the Prehispanic settlements, the Evangelization, Colonial period, Independency, modern and contemporary Monterrey.  The collection is conformed by Prehispanic objects, documents, Retablos, sculptures, weapons, paintings, clothing and furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Town

Cuautla

Address

3 Callejon del Castigo, Downtown, Cuautla, Mor. 62740. Phone (735) 352 8331

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This 18th century building used to be a house where Morelos lived, and later, probably a Zapata military headquarter. As a museum it opened in 1947. The exhibition halls show the historic development of the region, from the first settlers to the Independency struggle, where Jose Maria Morelos had a crucial role. The archaeological findings include earthenware influenced by Olmeca and Mexica cultures, from Chalcatzingo and Olintepec. Other historic objects like coins, documents and armory are exhibited too.

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Town

Tepoztlan

Address

Envila St. and No Reeleccion St., Downtown, Tepoztlan, Mor., 62520. Phone (739) 395 0255

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, student advisory, bookstore.

Synopsis

This 16th century Dominic convent opened as a museum in 1993. The building importance lies in its Medieval-Romanic Architectonic style and the mural painting fragments. The Documentation Center lodges important documents related to Tepoztlan and Morelos State. The geographical enviroment, craftsmanship, commercial production, day-to-day activities, gastronomy, festivities, dances and local history are reflected in the collection of contemporary ethnographic pieces donated by the peoples of the municipality.

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Town

Guelatao

Address

10 Benito Juarez Ave., Guelatao de Juarez, Oax., 68770

Admission and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a 16:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This contemporary building, shared with the City Hall of Guelatao, was built in 1967 to homage Benito Juarez, in the place where the house he was born used to be. His life is described and honored here, from his childhood in Guelatao, his student times at Oaxaca city, to his rise to President. The exhibition is conformed of photographs, Juarez works and biographies, paintings, lithographs and personal belongings.  

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Town

Xochicalco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Xochicalco, Mor. 62790. Phone (777) 314 4048, 312 3108

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $51 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological site. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid I.D. do not pay. Free admission on Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shot with a videocamera. Permanent exhibitions.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1996, lodges the archaeological recoveries from the site. The regional Flora and Fauna, social organization, commercial relationships, day-to-day activities, Architecture and Sculpture of Xochicalco, along with the most important Mesoamerican deities, are represented here. There is a replica of the typical house dwelling.

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Town

Compostela

Address

Juarez St. and Zaragoza St., Downtown, Compostela, Nay., 63700

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 15:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The building that lodges the museum was constructed in the18th century. The development of the Western Mesoamerican cultures in Nayarit and Compostela region, and the further conquest by Spaniards, are the themes of the museum. The collection includes Western Mexico anthropomorphic ceramic sculptures, vases, stone and bone jewelry and arrowheads, as well as a 19th and 20th centuries. The cannon that protected the San Blas Fort in Nayarit is exhibited, as well as photographs and documents related to Nayarit history.  

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Town

Oaxaca

Address

Monte Alban Archaeological Zone, Oaxaca, Oax., 68140. Phone: (951) 516 7077, 516 1215

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00. The $51 MXP fee includes admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours for students, by appointment; bookstore, gift shop, checkroom, facilities for physically challenged people.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1985, lodges part of the collection of Zapoteca stelae found in Monte Alban. The development of culture in Monte Alban, for  more than 13 centuries, their complex writing system, the calendar and other aspects of Zapoteca culture, are described in the museum. On Stelae 12 and 13 the calendar system can be appreciated. The stelae located in the central area relate the capture of four important characters and their presentation to the ruler. The development of cities like Mitla, Yagul and Zaachila is also described. The ritual earthenware is remarkable.

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