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Museo Popol Vuh

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“textile museum”(14 reviews)
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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
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All reviews textile museum mayan artifacts pre columbian next door small museum university campus interesting collection take photos beautiful museum tremendous amount wonderful mayan visited tikal group tour spanish conquest stone carvings great artifacts entrance fee
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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.

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.

Thank 13helene13
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

Thank Roman S
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.

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

Thank hkpeanut
Reviewed 31 May 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

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

1  Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very intimate setting. Wonderful information on textiles and their impact to the various people groups. History was well presented.

Thank pjlm2015
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The displays are very good. If you visited Tikal, the museum will give you an idea of the objects people used.

Thank Ssaky
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Museo Popol Vuh contains a wonderful and varied collection of Mayan artifacts - stone figurines, jewelry, urns, pots, and a replica of the amazing Dresden Codex. This museum, located on (or at the edge of?) Universidad Francisco Marroquin, is well-paired with the Museo Ixchel de...More

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