Xalapa, Veracruz, México 31 August 201919 March 2019 / Prof Hilary / Leave a comment Model of El Tajin in the anthropology museum (second-most important in the country).View of the city from Juárez Park. I guess that’s a reason why it calls itself the Athens of Veracruz – it does have an acropolis.Colourful houses are a hallmark.The lake was very foggy and since it was raining, there were too many people there.Masks at the museum.A baby. The museum is around 15 minutes ($35) from the city centre on a taxi.The inside of the cathedral.The municipal palace. More impressive than the state one.A deformed skull. Looking like a pharaoh.The state’s building. Everything is in the centre.A library.I guess to make it more like Athens, they built these. They are more than a century old though.The entrance to the anthropology museum. Teachers and students still need to pay $25 (half price).The cathedral. Xalapa is the capital of Veracruz, also spelt Jalapa.Lots of going up and down in the city, but it’s generally quite easy to navigate.4 ancient cultures met in the city, and the museum documented all 4 of them by area in the state.The Juárez Park is a relaxing place to be, In fact, they have plenty of parks around.An alien overlord.The Olmec colossal heads found in La Venta, Veracruz. The originals are now in Villahermosa, Tabasco.Outside the museum there’s some grasslands and many flowers. The city is nicknamed the city of flowers in fact.“Death”A prep school or something.Come to BrazilAnother deformed head. Xalapa is around 4-5 hours from Mexico City on a comfortable ADO bus ($500-600).The sign says it’s a school for women warriors. The description made them sound like the Amazons or something.The city has LOADS of taxis around! I stood here for a minute and I spotted almost 30 of them! This is despite the fact that they do have buses.A slide in the Juárez Park.The lake is broken into two.Alien.A page of the codice. You can see the Europeans here.The establishments next to the lake. On the other side, there were some stuff from children. And on the way there were many photo spots and food stalls.The mural outside the daily mail of Xalapa.The interactive museum is permanently closed. I would’ve gone if it was opened.There’s not a lot to see in Xalapa, but it’s a good weekend trip if you don’t mind the bus ride.The anthropology museum was definitely great, although most stuff were replicas.The garden of the Museo Casa de Xalapa. They said there’s an archaeological site in the city that’s turning into a museum or something.