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Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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502-832-3169
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textile museum

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Great experience, learned a lot

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. A Guatemalan woman showed us around, she was VERY nice and explained everything very well and funny. I think it's very intesting to hear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
lnueckel
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. A Guatemalan woman showed us around, she was VERY nice and explained everything very well and funny. I think it's very intesting to hear about their culture and the meanings behind their clothes. You can buy almost everything - clothing, bags, purses, jewelry - and everything is beautfiul! Worth the visit!

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Brossard, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this very little museum. They provide a guide and the entrance is 5Q. Lots of explications about the weaving and the different materials used. I found it was s good step before I left for Chichicastenango and Lac Attitlan!

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Buckhannon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a gem of a place is this little museum situated near the open market. The admission price of $4 is quite reasonable and includes a guide. Our English speaking guide was quite good and gave us a very informative tour of the exhibits of manikins dressed in authentic textiles and showing how the various textiles were made. There was... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

It was really neat to be able to see the different styles of Traditional Guatemalan clothing and weaves from different villages. The staff were happy to give us a tour and answer many questions about the variety of textiles. We also a woman weaving when we got there. A lot of hard work and muscle goes into each piece!

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a great place to start your adventure into the markets of Guatemala. The staff at the museum will gladly give you a tour and answer all of your questions about the variety of textiles available in Guatemala. You may also purchase beautiful examples of the handcrafted textiles for wearing or your home.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Enjoyed this very much. Unfortunately, it was later in my visit. I wish I'd gone there first. There was a small fee and then my guide explained each of the displays to me. They have made diorama's demonstrating the weaving process and learning which groups/villages weave what kind of cloth. How these are worn and why. The only minor negative... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very interesting overview of the history and culture of weaving in Guatemala, led by a lovely indigenous woman.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

At 15q entry per person, this was definitely my highlights visit in Antigua. I had a wonderful English speaking guide that was an absolute wealth of knowledge, and I have walked away with further insight into textiles as well as Guatemalan culture. There is such a variety in the clothes and textiles on display, I definitely wish I had of... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

You'll acquire a better understanding of the textiles, zarapes and the native customs from experts. This will help you when going shopping and there are plenty of amazing textiles, purses, etc to select from.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I loved visiting the museum. So many unique old textiles (and many are for sale)! I purchased a beautiful embroidered handbag last year, that I wear to art openings and nice dinners. Definitely a statement piece! It's hard to tell exhibition from gift shop, since it's all mingled together. It's so worth it to take the guided tour. Which they... More 

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