La Venta Archeology Park & MuseumParque Museo La Venta
A global icon, par excellence, of Mesoamerica’s first civilization.
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This place was designed, organized and embodied by the poet and Tabasco native, Carlos Pellicer Cámara, and inaugurated on the 4th of March 1958. You can access two different visiting areas: the first exhibits pieces from the archeological settlement of La Venta in Huimanguillo, Tabasco; the second allows you to admire 650 animal species native to the state.
You will see pre-Hispanic monuments, such as human figures appearing in altars, colossal heads and stelae representing fantastical beings that stand at the threshold of the Olmec underworld; the Jaguar Head, the Monkey Looking up at the Heavens, the Humanized Jaguar, the Great Altar, the Colossal Head, the Altar with Offering, the Grandmother, the Old Man’s Head and the Child Sacrifice Altar are among the most prominent.
The museum also offers children’s workshops, exhibitions, and conferences. It’s prepared to make sure that you come away with a detailed understanding of the elements that established the basis of an entire civilization.
Parque Museo La Venta, Boulevard Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Jesus Garcia, Villahermosa, Tab., MéxicoSee map