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Address: 6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum...

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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It is a small museum but well designed,I learned a lot!It is a good teaching museum with a flow based on time .Lot of artifacts,There is a textile museum on the same... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a small museum but well designed,I learned a lot!It is a good teaching museum with a flow based on time .Lot of artifacts,There is a textile museum on the same campus,parking is very good Not a touristy place,Think students frequent it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

I adored this museum. It is well-laid out. I learned quite a bit from reading the information on the wall (in English). From a curatorial point of view the pieces were well-organized. My husband had a few questions and the staff accommodated us by patiently answering our questions in English. The University and Guatemala City should be very proud of... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This museum is located on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin right next to the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena and it's possible to see both museums in 2 to 3 hours. The entrance fee is about $5.00 (US dollars). Lots of interesting pottery and statues from the pre-Classic, Classic and post-Classic Mayan periods. There's an excellent explanation of... More 

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Pacifica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good overview of Guatemala/Mayan history. Would definitely recommend visiting. Don't need a docent at this museum.

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you are a real Mayan historian and want to know more about pre-Columbian Life in Guatemala, you should visit the Museo Popol Vuh. I took a tour there on March 13, 2014 and found it fantastic, lots of great photo opportunities of pre-Classic, Classic, and post-Classic Mayan artifacts. The story of Popol Vuh and his Mayan perspective add a... More 

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WorldBedouin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Situated in a quiet area of town, this little gem of a museum has some excellent Mayan artifacts. My favorite are those retrieved from the bottom of Lake Atitlan by some divers as part of the remains of an ancient Mayan city buried in a sudden flood. The pottery from this city is reddish colored and very modern looking. I... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

The museum is small. It is well laid out. The antiquities are first class. The burial vessels are the best in the country. This is a very good collection of Mayan art.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

These drawings provide a history of Spanish conquest from the viewpoint of Spain's Mexican Indian allies. Very nice museum.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The museum is located on the campus of Universidad Francisco Marroquín. It is a nice walk through a very pretty residential area. The museum is a reasonably sized collection of Mayan pottery and artifacts chronologically arranged in a comprehensive way in a series of rooms, dating from circa 2000 BC to 1800's AD. It's worth visiting. The entrance is Q35;... More 

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California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The antiquities here are well displayed and we came away with a better understanding of the historical, social & cultural aspects of Guatemala.

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