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Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-832-3169
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Description: textile museum

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If you love textiles, well worth a visit

It's a little out of the way, in the upper north west side of central Antigua, but if you love weaving and learning about the native dress, be sure to visit. The tour is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a little out of the way, in the upper north west side of central Antigua, but if you love weaving and learning about the native dress, be sure to visit. The tour is very inexpensive and we were able to get an English-speaking guide. It's a small tour but still taught me a lot more about Guatemalan weaving and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Perhaps best enjoyed if you speak Spanish. While we were there, the only person speaking English was at lunch. Had a charming young woman as our guide who methodically and meticulously went through every room and every exhibit for us. She would tell me, then I would translate for my husband. At the tour's end (it's only about 5 rooms... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went here with some other American women who wanted to get a firsthand glance and the true world of Guatemalan weaving. The price was really reasonable. Tour was done in about 30-40 minutes with a male guide that is very professional, humorous and knowledgeable about textiles. His English is great too. We had plenty of time to look through... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum is located near the market in Antigua. It houses a great display of different textiles as they are worn in areas of Guatemala and also has displays of how they are made. There are many pieces for sale and the prices are very reasonable for this very labor intensive art of Guatemala.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I am not much of a textiles fan or connosieur, but I love history and art, and found these in spades. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and answered my many questions thoroughly and patiently. Great selection of textiles for those looking to find a special souvenir!! Must see attraction!

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Fremont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I understand that part of this shop is setup as an "official museum". We missed the official tour and just wandered the rooms of textiles by ourselves. There's so much to see and so much variety. We had been to a number of cooperatives and textile shops, many in the highlands areas, during our 3 weeks in Guatemala. This shop... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I had visited Antigua before and had traveled through Guatemala in the late 1980s. The hazards of travel in this wonderful country have increased since then (although the civil war had its own hazards in those days), and many travelers no longer venture beyond Antigua and Panajachel. This small but wonderful museum, wonderfully guided by the small staff, takes one... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You can't come to the Casa del Tejido without enrolling in one of their weaving classes - at least I wouldn't since the tour itself is very dry even if the textiles themselves are impressive. You have two options for weaving classes - fully learning how to do a backstrap loom or just making a small bracelet. If you are... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great examples of all the weavings and embroideries from different locations throughout the alto plano. Many varieties to buy...huipiles, fajas, and skirts..tocoyals...the docent was very knowledgeable...great start to understanding the different styles...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is an unpretentious place but all the information you'll get here makes it very interesting. I've decided to shop only after my visit to the museum and it paid off. I've learned the difference between all types of handmade stuff from every village. After the visit you will be able to make conscious shopping decisions. Besides, they have the... More 

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