Xalapa: Explore The Hub Of Art And Culture

Xalapa is also known as Athens of Veracruz. It has become in recent times because of the art, culture, and food. In this vacation, I planned to visit this unexplored and overlooked part of Mexico. And I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Starting from mountainous terrain to museums, I found everything. If you are in Mexico, make sure that you stop by Xalapa. Here are points of interests in this city.

  • Visit Xalapa Anthropology Museum

No doubt, Xalapa is a cultural hub that is quite evident when you visit the Anthropology Museum here. It is known to have the largest collection when it comes to artifacts from the cultures of Mexican gulf like Huastec, Olmec, and Totonac. It has more than 25,000 pieces which date back to 1300 BC. I also came across a large garden. If you love history, you are surely going to love this den of Mexican cultures.

  • Explore Parque De Los Tecajetes

Are you looking for a green oasis in Xalapa? The Parque De Los Tecajetes is just the ideal escape. The natural park that appears like the jungle has rustic paths, freshwater spring, and stone aqueducts. For me, it was the best place to spend the afternoon.

  • Visit Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero

Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero, the botanical garden of Xalapa is home to over 700 species. This makes it one of the most diverse and richest micro-ecosystem that you will find in Mexico. It displays the biodiversity of Mexico. Also, there are plants which you will find all across the country. Cyclades Greenhouse, the picturesque attraction is the prime attraction of the botanical garden. This is just the ideal place to take a photo at the end of your trip.