Parque Museo La venta
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This park is located on Villahermosa city in Tabasco state where rest most of the greatest collection of pieces from Olmeca culture. The site was originally designed by Carlos Pellicer a native poet and was opened in 1958.
La venta situated in Huimanguillo Tabasco was a place turning around politics and religion long time ago but it was in 1940 when several archaelogists discovered some historical archaelogical findings there, that came from an important culture about 800 and 400 B.C. but around the fifties because some oil excavations and works in that area much of this collection was moved from its original place to this one and this is the reason of the name of this park -museum built in 8 acres of the jungle bordering a beautiful lagoon known as Laguna de las Ilusiones.
In this park is exhibited 36 big pieces with five of them located in the principal hall and the rest 33 monolites are spread out outdoors between these we can see: Jaguar head, monkey looking at sky, Human Jaguar, the great Altar, The Mosaic of Jaguar, The King, the Granmother, The head of old man and the Child Altar sacrifice even though all of these are coming from Olmeca culture they are coming about a time over 600 hundred of years between them.
During the visit you are first looking the introduction hall with the explainations and some didactic information about this culture then you will see the jungle area where all these sculptures lie on, and sometimes is also common tosee several native animals walking free like monkeys and badgers in the park. There is a special area as well like a little zoo with jaguars, cocodriles, and other native wild animals of that region of country.
This Park- zoo is located on Av Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez in front of Laguna de las Ilusiones and near Parque Tomás Garrido, open Tuesday to Sunday from 8-5pm. and ticket =40 pesos. So if you go to Villahermosa this is maybe one of the most important touristic attractions of that city and well recommended to visit.