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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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Address: 6 Calle Final Zona 10 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-2361-8081
Description: Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous...
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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Indigenous clothing

Easy to walk thru and look at all sorts of indigenous woven articles of clothing. Took less than 45 minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Easy to walk thru and look at all sorts of indigenous woven articles of clothing. Took less than 45 minutes.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This museum is located on the University grounds, along with two other museums so you get to see all three. We made a day of it and visited them all, had lunch on the grounds (Burger King - the only restaurant there) and walked around the grounds. Very educational and beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum is worth a visit when you are in the neighbourhood. It is next to the popul vuh museum, that is in my opinion less attractive. But you have to visit the two museums and then go to the city center for a good lunch.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a beautiful, varied museum on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Next visit To Guatemala, consider spending a day in Guatemala City in order to take in this museum, neighboring Popol Vuh archaeological museum, and the historical center of the city.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is an excellent collection! I highly recommend it. Be sure to check out the other 2 museums in the area as well as the University. It is a great area to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and walk around.

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Cuttingsville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The wonderful variety of colorful clothing and head gear of the traditional Mayan people is a great part of the Guatemala experience. Museo Ixchel gives an in-depth history and background of the Mayan clothing and textile traditions that added greatly to our Guatemala stay. It's a new museum, well kept up and with lots of signage in English as well... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had planned to stay an extra two days in Guatemala City so we could visit this museum and the Popol Vuh. The website said it was only closed December 31st and January 1st. However, when we arrived in our taxi, the entire campus was closed off and both the museums were closed until January 5. There are lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very well categorized display of Mayan Textiles form antiquity to present. Nice souvenir shop of quality goods

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Definitely worth while visiting. We have been on numerous occasions. With friends and family. The place is just breathtaking. Be sure when you purchase your entrance that they explain all. That means that you could purchase a ticket to one, two or tree sites. Most of the time they won’t tell you that at the entrance, then when you finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you love or work with fashion you must come to this place! One of the best textiles/fashion museums in the world, for sure! The facilities were the best that I remember seeing in a museum in Central America. The only "bad" thing is that you can't take pictures.

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