San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan (Tenochtitlán)
Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum

Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza

Near Tenochtitlán, Veracruz, Mexico.
Travel & Tour
Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.

George & Eve DeLange

Google Map To San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum,
Tenochtitlán Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.


View Larger Map

no one deals like we do! no one deals like we do!

We Are Proud Of Our SafeSurf Rating!

Click On Any Of The Following Links By Amazon.Com
For Books Or Videos About Touring In Mexico. No Obligation!

San Lorenzo Museum. San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The San Lorenzo Museum
Colossal Giant Olmec Head 10. Museum. San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The San Lorenzo Museum. Colossal Giant Olmec Head 10.
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Olmec Museum. Statue Of King, U Kish Can. Born March 8, 993 B.C. San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The San Lorenzo Museum. Statue Of King, U Kish Can. Born March 8, 993 B.C.

San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan (Tenochtitlán) is located about 35 km SE of Acayucan in the hot, swampy lowlands along the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Veracruz, near the small town of Tenochtitlán.

Tenochtitlán is a municipality (municipio) in in the Mexican State of Veracruz, southeastern Mexico, and the name of the main township which serves as the seat of the municipal government. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, with the township lying at an altitude of approximately 2,953 feet.

In the year 2000 census, the municipality of Tenochtitlán reported a total population of slightly over 5,600 people. The same census also revealed that Tenochtitlán had no hotels, no restaurants,

San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan is the oldest of the three large Olmec ceremonial centers in Tabasco and Veracruz. One of these sites is at La Venta in Tabasco, the other two are at San Lorenzo in Veracruz and Laguna de los Cerros in Veracruz.. San Lorenzo was at its height of power between about 1200 BC. - 900 BC. At that time period it is estimated that it may have had a population of about 10,500 - 17,500 people. San Lorenzo was built on a natural plateau that was modified by building large artificial ridges. San Lorenzo was continually occupied from about 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.

San Lorenzo had a very dramatic end to its power in about 900 BC. At that time almost all of its large sculptures were defaced and/or destroyed. Many were dragged out to the ridges near the city and they were covered with earth.

One very important feature of San Lorenzo was that it had a very elaborate drainage system constructed of stone carved pipes with lids. Some of these are in the photos below.

The other major characteristic of the sculpture work at San Lorenzo is the large Olmec heads that weigh as much as 40 tons and stand up to 3 meters high.

The stone used to create these heads was carried by sledges and rafts to the city from the volcanic Tuxtla Mountains, about 60 miles away.

Ten of the large Olmec heads and many other artifacts were found here. Most of these are now in museums throughout Mexico. The best seem to be at the Olmec Museum in Jalapa (Xalapa), Mexico.

Some of the artifacts were of large stone thrones with sculptures of rulers carved on the sides of the thrones. These were carved from basalt imported from the Sierra de los Tuxlas.

Another interesting black stone tool is found in the area of San Lorenzo. One researcher, Roberto Velázquez Cabrera, thinks the stone is made of Ilminite (FeTiO3), a natural ore for titanium! He thinks the stone may be some sort of tool for generating sound waves.

Be sure to have a good deet mosqueto repellant on when visiting the area.

A Google Earth Map search marks the center of Tenochtitlán at about 17o 45' 23.19" N 94o 45' 33.79" W.

The caretakers keep the grass and weeds nicely cut and trimmed. The museum and restrooms are clean.

The Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport or Villahermosa International Airport (IATA: VSA, ICAO: MMVA) is the international airport located at Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. It handles the national and international air traffic for the city of Villahermosa.

To easily get to the San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, we suggest flying into Villahermosa, renting a hotel to stay in and a car to drive to the ruins. You could also rent a taxi through your hotels Concierge Services to drive you to and from San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan.

A great place to stay when visiting the San Lorenzo Ruins, located near San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, in Veracruz, Mexico is the Crowne Plaza Hotel VILLAHERMOSA, TAB. PASEO USUMACINTA 1708 TABASCO; VILLAHERMOSA, 86035 MEXICO.

It may seem strange to stay in Villahermosa to visit San Lorenzo Ruins but it really is just about your only choice. You could perhaps stay at Lake Catemaco. We recommend Hotel La Finca there.

The Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel is ideal for business and pleasure.

The Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel is a modern style hotel offering full services in the city.

It is about 2 miles from the La Venta Park.

We have links on this page that will connect you with the Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel.

Another great place to stay when visiting the San Lorenzo Ruins, located near San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, in Veracruz, Mexico is the Holiday Inn Express VILLAHERMOSA TABASCO 2000 PERIFERICO CARLOS PELLICER C. #4000; VILLAHERMOSA, 86035 MEXICO.

It also provides complete services at a great price.

It is about 1.5 miles from the La Venta Park.

We have links on this page that will connect you with the Holiday Inn Express Villahermosa Hotel.

We suggest getting a hotel in Villahermosa and then letting them arrange either a car or a tour of Villahermosa and/or the PARQUE LA VENTA. You also could arrange for a tour of the LaVenta Archaeological Site near Huimanguillo. You will need a full day for that tour. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time, when traveling in Mexico. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!

Priceline.com can also arrange that for you. In fact, we think they are the best way to do it!

We have personally, booked flights, hotels, and vacations, through Priceline.com and we can highly recommend them. Their website is very easy to use!

We have some links to Priceline.com on this page, since they can arrange all of your air flights, hotels and car.

We of course, appreciate your use of the advertising on our pages, since it helps us to keep our pages active.

no one deals like we do! no one deals like we do!

Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza

Audrey DeLange At  The Entrance. San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Audrey DeLange At The Entrance To The San Lorenzo Museum

San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews. San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan
Entrance Sign.
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan
Museum.
King U Kish Can San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Olmec Drain Pipes San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Statue Of King,
U Kish Can
Born March 8, 993 B.C.
Olmec Drain Water Pipes
Made Of Carved Basalt Rock
May Have Been
For Drinking Water.
Colossal Head 10 San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Jaguar Human Sculpture San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Colossal Head No 10.Jaguar Human Sculpture.
Stone Ball San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Basalt Stone Ball San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stone Ball.Stone Ball.
 San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Monster Of The Earth Monument San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The "Monster Of
The Earth" Monument.
 San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews. San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
 San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Olmec Head San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Part Of A head.
Owl Zoomorph San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.George DeLange Looking At San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Zoomorph Of Owl.What Is George DeLange
Looking At?
 San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews. San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Thousands Of These.Have Been Found.
Weights or Whistles, San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews. Armor, San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
One Idea Is That
They Are Whistles
Perhaps Fish Net Weights?
Another Is That They
May Have Been
Tied Together
To Make Armor.
Colossal Head 10 Back View San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Colossal Head 10 Front View San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Colossal Head
# 10 Back View.
Colossal Head
# 10 Front View.
San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.San Lorenzo Museum Tenochtitlan Olmec Archaeological Ruins, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.

We Are Proud Of Our SafeSurf Rating!

Click On Any Of The Following Links By Amazon.Com
For Books Or Videos About Touring In Mexico. No Obligation!

no one deals like we do! no one deals like we do!

Spanish Holiday Inn Site Spanish Holiday Inn Site Spanish Crowne Plaza Spanish Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn Express - Spanish Holiday Inn Express - Spanish

Click Here On Links To Great Mexico Hotels.

Other Olmec Ruins & Attractions!

Jalapa Museo de Antropologia, Page One

Parque La Venta, Olmec Ruins, Villahermosa

La Venta, Olmec Ruins, Tabasco

Izapa, Olmec / Maya Ruins, Chiapas

El Azazul, Olmec Ruins, Veracruz

Back To Mexico Trips Main Page

Back To DeLange Home Page