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Museo Popol Vuh

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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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6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2338 7896
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building, with a fantastic collection. This is a must do, while in Guatemala. The Maya collection, and Spanish Colonial collection, are by the best I have ever experienced. The museum is on a college campus. This will leave in awe of Guatemala.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

This pleasant museum has some great archeological artifacts, presented in a nice informative manner. The exhibits are in both English and Spanish.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

There is a well-made film in the Maya creation story, great exhibits (fascinating funerary pots) and a small book shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

First day of tour. Very well designed layout for display of pre-columbian masks, pottery, gold designs and art and other hand tools during that time period. delicate carved figurines. Actual time we were here was March 2015 but date not in selection below.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank illinoisfarmer
Reviewed 15 August 2018

If you don't have time to go the big anthropology museo this one has some very interesting pre-Columbian pieces along with some beautiful religious art. They have an amazing San Miguel in their collection.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Walked to this place on my last day in Guatemala city and I must say it was the best this place is also a college to which I think is so cool because then they are teaching the students how to work in hospitality.This place...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The best private Mayan art museum open to the public in Mesoamerica. Look out for the ceramics that have a link to the Mayan creation myths. You can also attend monthly conferences (Spanish) on Maya archaeology and field trips to pre-Columbian and Colonial sites.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JorgeWyld
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The museum is about the Maya culture, its history and the development. It is inside a university with guards outside the university. It costs GTQ45 for entry and GTQ15 for taking photos. Unless you are very fond of learning Maya culture, you may not be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This museum, paired with the adjoining Ixchtele fabric/textile museum, has some wonderful Mayan pieces, really impressive. It is compact and well organized, and can be toured with some thoroughness in an hour or less. Its setting is quite pretty, on a university campus, with both...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
Reviewed 23 April 2018

First, the museum is inside a private university, which btw, is stunningly beautiful. We went to see the reproduction of the Popol Vuh, but were surprised by the place. While most of the best Mayan artifacts are housed ,sadly, outside the country , the museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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