Museo Agustín Lara

Veracruz City

A monument to one of Veracruz' most famous musical icons, this museum displays a range of Agustín Lara’s personal belongings, furniture and memorabilia in the musician’s old city residence. It is situated just off Blvd Camacho, 4km south of the city center.

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