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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a public institution and is part of the Directorate General of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Protects and disseminates the most important collection of archaeological artifacts of Mayan Culture...more
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7 Av, 13th Zone 6 St | Building No. 5, Finca la Aurora, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
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All reviews on display great collection pieces displayed mayan sites extensive collection interesting exhibits great introduction maya civilization close to the airport well worth the visit two hours lake atitlan stelae sculptures information piedras tikal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had only time for archeological par of three museums but for someone trying to understand may culture and origins it is well worth it. models of remotely located towns were shown, you need about an hour if you dont spent much time and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

the museum has a lot of good displays. the museum however lacks a lot of explanations. I wish they can really invest in this...or have a guide to foreigners as we paid 60Q...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A must see for students of the Maya civilization. Go early, stay late. And take time to take in Guatemalas City.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting to be a bigger museum based on the wealth of archeological finds in Guatemala. It starts with an etnografic section and then it progresses to the Mayan artefacts. Some interested pieces, but in about half an hour you can visit pretty much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Great museum! A lot of information about the mayan civilization and great pieces displayed. Parking available.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Many of the displays are pretty basic, but the pieces you'll find are amazing. A great stop to make before you head out to Tikal and the great Maya sites of the Peten. Close to the airport.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum had great artifacts from all 3 Mayan periods. Lots of great pieces plus an exhibit on cultural history of the Mayans. Well worth 2 hours

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Love the displays, in multiple languages. Very light and airy and well worth the afternoon. Learned something new, which is why I travel.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I had time to spare in Guatemala City so decided to visit this museum. It was overpriced in my opinion for what it was worth. My admission fee was triple that of the zoo entrance fee and not nearly as interesting plus the museum has...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I am a US citizen who reads limited Spanish. I went to the museum with a friend who is a Spanish speaker and temporary resident of Guatemala, so I did not take a tour. They have a great collection of Mayan pieces , no doubt,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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ClaudiaWood52
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Millet02 | Reviewed this property |
We went last week, we think it was 30 bolivianos each for foreigners. We spent over an hour because there are 8 different areas, each with a different theme. Note that most things in La Paz close for a rather long siesta... More
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ClaudiaWood52
October 9, 2018|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. It's been a long time since I was in Guatemala, and at the museum. But it has a lot of significant statuary from all over the country. Well worth the time to see it.
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RamonSalcido
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Dear Ramon Salcido, You can ask in the front desk to collect a taxi. The museum's staff will provide the help that you need. Enjoy your visit.
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