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Archaeological Museum of the Great Coast

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Address: Plaza Olaf Palme | Paseo del Pescador, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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attractively presented little museum

IT is only 6 rooms but very interesting to see. Glad we went in. nicely illustrated with murals. It is in spanish but they give you an english translation pamphlet

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

IT is only 6 rooms but very interesting to see. Glad we went in. nicely illustrated with murals. It is in spanish but they give you an english translation pamphlet

Thank westcoastknox
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Although it consists of only six rooms, this small museum contains a number of interesting local artifacts dating back to several centuries prior to Spanish arrival. It also provides some welcome cultural respite from the manic pace of the tourist shops and restaurants that surround it. The guides who work there are all knowledgeable and quite happy to talk about... More 

Thank conchyray
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Don't let the name fool you. The building itself is the museum piece. There are many interesting displays and even some odd ball items thrown in, like a whale vertabrae and an ancient movie projector. Lots of ancient artifacts to see in rooms off a beautiful courtyard. And steps off the beach. No fee, donations only.

Thank Lori G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Recent visit to Zihuatanejo, Mexico and I stopped into the six rooms of this local museum on one side of the pescadero avenue by the Municipal Beach. A small donation of your choice is the entrance fee. Note that all of the writing explaining what is in the rooms is in Spanish only. I enjoyed this stop to experience artifacts... More 

Thank John K
Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Beautifully organized museum, tours guides speak sufficient minimum of English to explain what and where, village is extremely rustic and authentic, we bought tons of stuff we didn't need, including cigars we don't smoke just to support local economy which solely depends on visitors of this rural archeological site.

Thank MMMaria2016
Skovlunde, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Museo Arquelogico de la Costa Grande and Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site. We went there by taxi and were met by a very competent guide who followed us through the museum as well as the area with the pyramid. The museum is not big but has a nice collection of items from the former excavations which gives you a good... More 

Thank peter j
Concord, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

The tour guide was great showing us the whole area and history as well. Take the kids the family. Walk up the water tower for some awesome views of the area.

3 Thank Richard M
Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

This is a fine small museum. We took our time and read every thing - learned about the area's people and artifacts. Also on display in center were paintings of local artists. Well looked after. Very near to town center, on beach, and before the sea wall walk begins. Outside around building to south I found people selling folk craft... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Right in town down by the water. This museum was a surprise. For a little museum it was very nice. Great history of the area and some wonderful local artists had their art work on display. Really enjoyed all the artifacts that were found in the area. Great displays and historical information too.

3 Thank ChgoGal2
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Nice little museum - entrance price is $1.00US - was not open the 1st time we went to Zihua so on our 2nd visit when we saw it was opened, we gave it a try - you can sit and listen to a guide narrating a slide show or you can visit the rooms by yourself (they are small and... More 

2 Thank ThePerrys_10

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