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Address: Mollejon Rd, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
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Powerful, often political, art in the jungle

Use the printed guide to read about the art pieces, and the map to help find your way to them. The art here is often very powerful, but a guide would really help you find your... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Scott_Kisling
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I popped into this place without a lot of planning. It was a very hot day and we had not prepared well. Bring sturdy shoes and LOTS of water. We were lucky to arrive on a day that the curator was on site and enjoyed meeting him. The art installation is spread out over a large and very... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Use the printed guide to read about the art pieces, and the map to help find your way to them. The art here is often very powerful, but a guide would really help you find your way, thus a deduction of one star.

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Columbia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This attraction requires you have your own vehicle. The place is difficult to get in because the rough road and the lack of signs to get there. Once you find it, you will be there by yourself. We had to look for the caretaker and pay our fee with him, he told us that we should paid at the Casa... More 

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San Gil, Colombia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We saw about the place in a hostel in San Ignacio so we thought of giving it a try, totally worth it, the vegetation is amazing and the pieces of art are really something. We spend like four hours getting lost in the beauties of nature and art. I totally recommend it.

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Thank aliciamura
Punta Gorda, Belize
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Well worth visiting; a varied collection sculptures by Belizean and international artists scattered throughout a former cattle farm, now regenerating into forest. Tranquil and captivating: you could easily spend a full day here exploring all its nooks and crannies. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tubroos
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We read about this place in a guide book and decided to check it out, not really knowing what to expect. Well, it's exactly as it sounds....it's an outdoor museum where sculptures blend with their surroundings and will eventually be overtaken by them. The sculptures are spread throughout a bit of lush woods and there is a hiking trail that... More 

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Thank Jennifer L
Benque
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122 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I just love the ambiance of this art park located in a jungle forest on the outskirts of Benque. A must see when in Benque. Tickets can be obtained from the house of culture in town.

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Thank BENQUE R
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2015

An amazing enmeshing of art and nature where art is married to nature and thus endures the elements of nature and changing the art as it ages. An amazing idea and one that is so different than the traditional methods of displaying art. It is a place where art doesn't need to be protected because its intention is to allow... More 

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Thank DrShaz
Hamburg
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Tired of seeing just another Maya temple, Waterfall or Cave? Interested in creative work and ideas? You enjoy to be out of the beaten path of tourists and discover a lot of different sculputres within the jungle? Than this is the place to go for you - it's really worth the way and entrance fee! However make sure the House... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Poustinia is an environmental art park situated a few miles from the Belize-Guatemala border in Benque Viejo del Carman Belize. There are dozens of in situ ‘earthworks’ scattered over acres and acres of rough terrain and jungle. Poustinia is art with an Indiana Jones wilderness spin. It is about trekking through the bush, busting a gut trudging up steep hills... More 

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