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Museo Popol Vuh

6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2338 7896
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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..
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“textile museum” (14 reviews)
“mayan artifacts” (17 reviews)
“small museum” (10 reviews)
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6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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"textile museum"
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"mayan artifacts"
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"small museum"
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"next door"
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"modern building"
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"pre columbian"
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"university campus"
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"interesting collection"
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"superb collection"
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"take photos"
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"beautiful museum"
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"chronological order"
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"tremendous amount"
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"wonderful mayan"
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"visited tikal"
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"group tour"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank deburkins
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visited as part of a group tour. Half-day would be required to see and learn in depth, but 1-2 hours adequate to get the essential info before visiting the country (as we did after).

Thank FierAcadien
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This site offered information about Guatemala and its history. It is good for 1-2 hours of your time.

Thank Altadog1
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This museum is right across from Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City. The museum is small, but has a comprehensive collection of artifacts from the history of Guatemala. I felt like there could have been at least an audio-visual component, however.

Thank Jeffrey P
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