Compostela Museum

The museum is located inside an 18th-century house. It has an interesting pre-Hispanic collection of objects from the Tumbas de Tiro and Aztatlán cultures.

You will learn about Compostela’s history back when it used to be the capital of the kingdom of Nueva Galicia between 1540 and 1560, when the seat of government was transferred to Guadalajara, and about how the southern coast of the state has become a tourist destination.

The museum collection includes necklaces, armbands, bracelets, shell earrings, obsidian artefacts, weapons, arrow heads, metallurgy pieces, old banknotes, maps, documents and graphics.


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