Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz
Museo Histórico Naval
Occupying a former naval academy, the Museo Histórico Naval has had a recent overhaul and some of the dusty old exhibits have become...
Baluarte de Santiago
Until 1880, Veracruz was a walled city surrounded by mighty medieval defenses. The Baluarte de Santiago, the only surviving fort of...
Altar a la Patria
Two blocks inland from the malecón is the 1998 Altar a la Patria, an obelisk marking the buried remains of those who defended Veracruz...
Cochinito de Oro
A couple of blocks away from the zócalo, you can actually escape the hawkers and incredible price inflation. The food is simple,...
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Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz information
Worth a visit for the charming colonial-era building alone, the Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz does a good job of recounting the city’s history from the pre-Hispanic era, and also gives a feel for the essence of this proud and lively city through explanations of its music, diverse ethnic roots and politics. There is some labeling in English, and plenty of models and dioramas to boot.
The attractive courtyard often hosts cultural experiences such as dance shows, Día de Muertos events and more.