Stroll between museums and parks in Tampico

After three years of the pandemic, the tourism sector is reactivating again and for this Holy Week the various service providers are preparing to receive walkers. A few days before one of the most anticipated seasons of the year begins, the hotel sector reports a significant number of reservations.

In the area there are various tourist attractions to visit, some remodeling and the construction of new spaces will be part of the offer for visitors and families in the area.

Victory Museum of 1829

It is located on the ground floor of the former Maritime Customs building. Inside, the historic Tampico cannon is exposed, in addition to the weapons and objects that were used during the battle against the Spanish army in 1829. Because the facilities are located in an official compound, admission is exclusively required with the guides of the Tampico Tourism Department. The cost is 25 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for children up to 12 years of age.

playground, souvenir shop and even a restaurant. It is located on Avenida Emilio Portes Gil on the corner with Abasolo street in the Obrera neighborhood, the hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the cost of access is 40 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for minor children. 12 years old.

Huasteca Culture Museum

The museum was previously located in the Technological Institute of Ciudad Madero, however in 2003 it was transferred to the Metropolitan Cultural Space. It has an archaeological collection from findings made in Tamaulipas, Veracruz and San Luis Potosí.

The museum has more than 10 exhibition rooms, in which the evolution of the Huastec groups from pre-Hispanic times to the present is reported.

It is located on López Mateos boulevard without a number in the Obrera neighborhood.

The hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The entrance cost is 75 pesos except on Sundays, which is free, and admission is free for children under 13 years of age.

Automobile Museum (MATT)

In this museum you can find a collection of more than 100 vehicles from the years of 1886 to 2017, they are divided into old, classic and contemporary.

There are some that have history and significance in national and international public life.

To give it greater relevance, each exhibition room has an allusive decoration, the museum has an audiovisual room, an area for Formula 1 simulators, a shop and also a restaurant.

It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., general admission is 80 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for children. It is located on the North South Diagonal #1418 of the Los Pinos neighborhood in Tampico.

Museum of the City

It is a museum that will rescue the historical memory of the port. The visitor will be able to take a tour through different eras and learn about its events and facts that marked the history of this city, as well as learn about its cultural and gastronomic wealth.

It is currently under construction and at this moment there is a small room for citizens to learn about the project, in addition to observing a small exhibition.

The hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the moment it is free.

Pyramid of the Flowers

It is an archaeological zone that according to research was a Huastec settlement in pre-Hispanic times.

At first glance it is a round mound with a series of structures, the National Institute of Anthropology and History and the American Museum of Natural History in New York carried out explorations in the early 40s, inside a sculpture was located of the goddess of fertility that is currently on display at the INAH regional museum of San Luis Potosí.

The pyramid is located on Avenida Chairel without number in the Las Flores neighborhood, it opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., admission is free.

Fray Andrés de Olmos Park

It is located next to the Chairel lagoon, ideal to spend a day with the family because in addition to the palapas there are grills and children’s games.

In addition to the opportunity to rent kayaks and boats to take a tour of the lagoon system, thus admiring the flora and fauna that this site offers.


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