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Tres Zapotes
Olmec Archaeological
Ruins Museum

Near Santiago Tuxtla
In Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico.
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Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tres Zapotes Olmec Museum Courtyard.
Tres Zapotes Local Scenery. 'Cerro Vigia' In Background. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Tres Zapotes Local Scenery. "Cerro Vigia" In Background.

Tres Zapotes (tres sah-PO-tes), village (1990 est. pop. 854), SE Veracruz, E Mexico, 15 mi/24 km W of San Andrés Tuxtla, near Cerro de las Mesas on N edge of Tuxtlas Mts. (in former Olmec heartland); 18°30'N 95°30'W. Pre-Maya monument dating from 381 B.C.– 32 B.C. was found here (1939) near a colossal Olmec stone head. Evidence here of early writing.

The closest International airport is in Veracruz, Mexico. It is the General Heriberto Jara International Airport or Veracruz International Airport (IATA: VER, ICAO: MMVR). It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Veracruz.

We would suggest getting a hotel in Veracruz and then asking their Concierge Services to arrange a tour of the area. They can arrange a driver for the day which is what we do in Mexico. We do all of this before our arrival and it works every time.

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Go into Santiago Tuxtla from Lago Catemaco on Highway 180, watch for a brick fence on the left side of Highway 180 and then you will make a left turn just before you see a bridge going over Highway 180. Tres Zapotes is 13.9 km from the turn. Take the road about 5 km through Sehualca. At 7.8 km you will see a Tres Zapotes sign located at (N 18 degrees 24 minutes W 95 degrees 20.65 minutes). The road is very pot-holed at this point. At 9.4 km you will go through another small village. At 13.9 km you will actually enter Tres Zapotes. Going through town don't turn at the first curve, go straight to a dead end. Make a right turn to the museum which will be seen to your left. Taxis from Santiago Tuxtla travel this route regularly.

Be sure to have a good deet mosqueto repellant on when there.

The actual ruins are located about one mile south east of town. There is no access to the archaeological zone! The area is a large cow pasture with nibbled on historic mounds.

The caretakers keep the grass and weeds at the museum nicely cut and trimmed or the place would soon be covered by weeds. The museum and restrooms are clean.

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Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Yard Next To Entrance.Entrance On Right By Sign.
Olmec Head. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Olmec Head. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Olmec Head In Yard.Olmec Head In Yard.
Giant Head Number One. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Artifacts. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Giant Head Number One.
Discovered In 1862.
At Tres Zapotes.
Artifacts.
Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele C. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Flat Stone. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele C, Oldest Evidence For
Long Count Calendar Dates.
32 BC
Flat Stone.
Monument G. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Monument G. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Monument G.
Discovered in 1925-26.
Monument G,
Thought To be A Monkey.
Mutulated By Erosion And Intent.
Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele D. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Stele D. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele D, Discovered in 1925.Stele D, Thought To Show An
Initiation Scene Of Three People.
Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Tres Zapotes Zocolo. Tres Zapotes Olmec Archaeological Ruins Museum, Veracruz, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Town Of Tres Zapotes, Zocolo.

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