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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum

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Address: Calle & Calle Santandar 1a, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala

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Learned a lot

This was a nice place, I've learned more about the culture. They have two different places. Both places are really good, especially the submarine museum

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Waiter asked for a tip. Food ok but expensive WIFI didn't work although every small bar and tienda in Pana has great internet access

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a nice place, I've learned more about the culture. They have two different places. Both places are really good, especially the submarine museum

Thank Jejen23
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great little museum with pottery from the area and very interesting visuals on the geological history of the area and the lake. Bottom part is made to resemble underwater excavations of archaeological site. Great place!!!

Thank traveler77373usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a wonderful lunch after the museum tour. Also don't for get the chocolate shops on the museum side.

Thank Luke T
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This museum is much smaller than I expected, given the huge National Geographic sign out front. To find it, you need to walk past the check-in desk for the hotel. We were the only visitors, so they had to turn the lights on for us. It's only around $5 to enter. The exhibit gives a good history of the region.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I bought my ticket and was told it covers two museums. I didn't see the very small English language explanations about the creation of Lake Atitlán until I asked then they were pointed out to me. The relics themselves are well displayed in this first museum but without labels. The collection is displayed throughout two small rooms. There are no... More 

Thank norahlang
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This very high end hotel is also home to ruins and a series of museums. All are interesting, with a quite small but well displayed selection of artefacts. I thoroughly enjoyed the hour or so spent wandering around. Topped it off with a very nice, if pricey, lunch in the hotel restaurant.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

great experience! we had a lot of fun in this museum! i remmont it to everybody who is in panajacheal!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Aside from some descriptions in English & Spanish, photos, a map and some pottery, the museum entrance also gives you access to a room describing an underground city found under Lago Atitlan. You'll need to take your shoes off and be willing to hang out in a musty room, but the exhibit and history of the diving expedition & findings... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I gave this 5 stars because it is the only museum in town and gives you a good over iew of history of the lake, people and volcanoes. It was the subject of a National Geographic program a few years ago and was opened in 2011 in the hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo at the bottom if the main street... More 

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