Museo Landa

LANDA COMMUNITY MUSEUM

This community museum features farming equipment dating from the 18th century to the 1980s, enabling the visitor to appreciate the evolution of agriculture in the Sierra Gorda. Centuries-old artifacts of rural daily life, dating back to the time when this region was extremely isolated and inhabitants were self-sufficient by necessity, are also on display.

The main attraction of the museum is the skeleton of a Gomphothere, an extinct mammal similar to an elephant that was found in a sinkhole below the Landa’s main plaza. This specimen was the first documented find of a Gomphothere in Mexico.

HOW TO GET THERE

From Jalpan de Serra, follow Federal Highway 120 (San Juan del Río – Xilitla). The museum is located at kilometer 205 of the Highway in Landa de Matamoros.