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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a public institution and is part of the Directorate General of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Protects and disseminates the most important collection of archaeological artifacts of Mayan Culture...more
7 Av, 13th Zone 6 St | Building No. 5, Finca la Aurora, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
+502 2475 4010
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All reviews on display great collection mayan sites pieces displayed extensive collection maya civilization google maps close to the airport well worth the visit two hours take pictures lake atitlan stelae artifacts information piedras tikal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour and the tour operator said we did not have time to see the museum with the tour so he dropped us off. Museum did not take dollars and we were leaving the next morning. Also, there are no audio guides. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank onesweetgem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After our 1/2 city tour our guide dropped us off at museum area without tell us they only take they currency no credit cards no$$ no Air conditioning no one spoke English finally a security guard try to help us he was very nice 4...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank harriet m
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed an hour visit here. It had a nice collection but most explanations in Spanish with no options to interpret to English

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank evanses5
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Having been to a lot of Mayan sites in Mexico and Guatemala and a few museums, we visited this museum on the last day of our trip and found it excellent with a lot of individually terrific pieces. For us it was probably better for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BonniesGirl
Reviewed 27 November 2018

we had only time for archeological par of three museums but for someone trying to understand may culture and origins it is well worth it. models of remotely located towns were shown, you need about an hour if you dont spent much time and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank racuch
Reviewed 1 November 2018

the museum has a lot of good displays. the museum however lacks a lot of explanations. I wish they can really invest in this...or have a guide to foreigners as we paid 60Q...

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A must see for students of the Maya civilization. Go early, stay late. And take time to take in Guatemalas City.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I was expecting to be a bigger museum based on the wealth of archeological finds in Guatemala. It starts with an etnografic section and then it progresses to the Mayan artefacts. Some interested pieces, but in about half an hour you can visit pretty much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank X1932NAalexg
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great museum! A lot of information about the mayan civilization and great pieces displayed. Parking available.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank alinamarianac
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Many of the displays are pretty basic, but the pieces you'll find are amazing. A great stop to make before you head out to Tikal and the great Maya sites of the Peten. Close to the airport.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank buster2018
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29 October 2018|
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Response from Millet02 | Reviewed this property |
We went last week, we think it was 30 bolivianos each for foreigners. We spent over an hour because there are 8 different areas, each with a different theme. Note that most things in La Paz close for a rather long siesta... More
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10 October 2018|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. It's been a long time since I was in Guatemala, and at the museum. But it has a lot of significant statuary from all over the country. Well worth the time to see it.
19 February 2018|
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Response from deaquino31 | Property representative |
Dear Ramon Salcido, You can ask in the front desk to collect a taxi. The museum's staff will provide the help that you need. Enjoy your visit.
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