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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 August 19, 2017

The museum is really pretty and interesting. It's not huge, but it gives you a good sense of the variety of styles and how the weaving is done. There are a few videos to watch before you walk through. You can buy a joint ticket...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you like handmade textiles, this is the place to visit in Guatemala City. You will learn alot about textiles, he materials use, how they are produce and how they have change thought the time. Parking lot available, safe to walk around.

Thank Ivania-GUATE4YOU
Reviewed July 11, 2017

What an amazing collection of textiles- past and present. They were beautifully displayed and set up so that you got a beautiful historic representation of the Mayan textiles through the years. This is not a very big museum but it is well organized and the...More

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Museo Ixchel has an amazing collection, displayed with everything from the archeological tools, materials, and historical developments and changes through modern adaptations and changes in Mayan textiles. I especially loved the exhibition on cofradías, but also the sections on past and present. It is dark...More

Thank mwrees
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

1  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.

1  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
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Dorothy K
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
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