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Address: 6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 2338 7896
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One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum...

One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum is best known for its funerary ceramics, but also includes well-known Maya pottery pieces and other artififacts spanning the period from 2000 B.C. through colonial times..

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Private Guatemala City Museums: Popol Vuh, Ixchel, Railway and Miraflores...
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A modern museum with a series of thematic rooms that document stages of Guatemalan culture and history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A modern museum with a series of thematic rooms that document stages of Guatemalan culture and history.

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Thank Malcolm L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum offers the best historical over view of the Popo Vuh and its significance to the Mayan peoples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small but through museum and it has some utterly beautiful and astounding things in it from all over the Mayan world. I especially loved the burial urns - I have not seen huge ones like that elsewhere - and the beautifully preserved small figurines. The museum is so well laid out, giving you a good understanding of... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited this museum on a Saturday and was absolutely all to ourselves. Just a handful of other visitors so we could enjoy every piece shown in every hall. Reading all the information about the Mayans was far most interesting as one may not think how important was this culture when it was at its height of splendor like any other... More 

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Baltimore, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We toured this museum with a tour guide and learned a lot more than we would have on our own. We toured the museum on our first full day in Guatemala City before touring outside of the city. I'm so glad that we did. We learned a lot about the different places we were planning on visiting in the coming... More 

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Thank Maria W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you visit two museum in the city, head here second, after the National Archaeology one. A large collection of artifacts, with beautiful ceramics. When you buy the entrance for this one, you get to visit the Textile, Ixchel, Museum for free. This museum is closed on weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a small museum, but is packed with Mayan and Guatemalan history. This was part of a tour package and was an excellent value for the money. You will enjoy all the pieces of Mayan history and culture here.

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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a good way to begin to study Guatemala history. A small, but fine museum in an incredible, well designed building. The arctifacts are superb, and the mise-en-scene is both modern and easy-learning

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The museum was nice and informative. We got a combo ticket for it and the Ixchel textile museum next door. The awful thing was when we went to leave. There was no price when we entered he parking area. As we exited ou jaw dropped when they charged Q. 90 for a little over two hours parking, twice as much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a magnificent collection of Mayan art, sculptures, masks, silver articles, etc. and a copy of the Dresden Codex, their Magna Carta. This is an excellent introduction to a tour of the indigenous parts and ruins of Guatemala, along with visits to the archeological and textile museums. They are all conveniently located near each other making a their visit... More 

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