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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2361 8081
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Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings, interactive weaving exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop.
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Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2361 8081
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Although we did not spend to much time, we could appreciate the very important exhibitions of the textil art of the Mayas. The materials used and the colors makes it a wonderful show.

Thank stoneJerusalem
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I came for an artist exhibit and got a free entrance. They have videos on Mayan clothing. A great collection of cloth piecesall Mayan groups in Guatemala. Parking is expensive.

Thank LuzHHdez
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This museum is interesting, but not as much as Popol Vuh. It is all about textiles in the Mayan times and nowadays. I was a little bit disappointed as I was expecting a lot of beautiful and colorful textiles. There was some and it was...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

There was a great medium sized exhibition on the Mayan Textiles. We spent an hour just looking and reading about the differences. We then went to the Po pov Museo. Both are great exhibitions.

Thank Ek M
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This museum is colourful and beautiful with a big exhibition of textiles that's used by the Mayan's. It also has a good collection of Carmen L. Pettersen's beautiful paintings of the traditional dresses that was, and still is, worn by the Guatemalan's.

Thank Losoa
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Guatemala still has one of the most impressive indigenous textile cultures in the world. If you are at all into textiles or Mayan culture, Museo Ixchel has a lot to offer. The color for which Guatemala is so famous - textiles are the primary the...More

Thank weavingfutures
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Wonderful and colorful overview of Guatemala textiles. Collections include contemporary and historic pieces. The museum store is great.

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed February 22, 2017

A fabulous museum of the many and varied textiles and costumes of Guatemala. Because Guatemalan textiles are the finest and most varied in Central and South America, all tourists should go through the museum before they start any trips. Very well displayed and conserved.

Thank mshope40
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Very enjoyable and informative visit. The textiles are drop dead gorgeous and the labelling clear, with good explanations of where the pieces come from, how they were made, and photos of how sone were used or worn. Excellent modern display, includes information on their storage...More

Thank Museumlynn
Reviewed December 30, 2016

What struck me most within this museum was the variety of artifacts, and the look of them. They all looked brand new and most were in excellent, whole, shape.

Thank Barbara Z
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Dorothy K
Hours and days open. Cost.
March 7, 2016|
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Response from HugoArmas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The admission fee is the same for local and for tourists, Q.35.00, about $5.00 Open monday to friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Is is closed from wednesday march 23rd, to saturday march 26th... More
We were in Guatemala in 1981,1983 & again-w/our whole family, in 1993. During our 1st trip to Guatemala City, we stayed at the Hotel El Camino Real. Is the Muse Ixchel del Traje Indigent near 'El Camino' in Zona 10!? Muchas Gracias, Marcia
February 25, 2015|
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Response from RockwallTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is at the university in Zone 10. this useum is across a walkway from the Popol Vuh Museum