Museo Arqueológico del Soconusco

Lonely Planet review

The modernized, well-displayed Museo Arqueológico del Soconusco faces Parque Hidalgo. Steles and ceramics from Izapa are prominent. On these steles the top fringe represents the sky and gods, the middle depicts earthly life and the bottom fringe shows the underworld. There are also 5000-year-old stone heads and figurines from the coastal marshes, a collection of pre-Hispanic musical instruments (including scrapers made from human bones), and other items displaying Olmec, Teotihuacán, Maya and Aztec influences. Goths will adore the turquoise-encrusted skull.