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Address: Universidad Francisco Marroquin 6 Calle final, zona 10 ., Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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+502 2338 7959
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is a pictographic painting on cotton cloth,...

The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is a pictographic painting on cotton cloth, created circa 1530. The Lienzois considered the first map of Guatemala. It is also the only firsthand indigenous account of the conquest of Guatemala, and one of the few sources to record the military campaigns of Jorge de Alvarado in 1527-1530.

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Wonderful Way to Learn about Guatemala Conquista

This is a beautiful museum, so well done and you get to see the lienzo, that discribes the conquest of Guatemala by Pedro de Alvarado and how his brother with the help of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 10, 2016
Olga B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is a beautiful museum, so well done and you get to see the lienzo, that discribes the conquest of Guatemala by Pedro de Alvarado and how his brother with the help of the native indians conquered Guatemala. It is so well explain and each piece of the map has a video that descibes all the conquest. They also have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

During my visit of Popol Vuh Museo and National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology (both are located at the Francisco Marroquin University), the staff informed me that this museum is closed and is no longer accessible to visitors. They did not know the reason for the closing. Take note of this when planning your visits to the museums in Guate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Located within the UFM campus this multimedia tour spells out a fascinating trip in colonial history, detailing the wars and journey as the conquistadors conquer Central America. It really brings alive each segment of this giant map, detailing each individual battle and the tales/struggles behind it. Despite the fact that no one else was there when we visited they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The map, the history, the story of the conquest of Guatemala all rolled into one! This is one of the oldest maps drawn by the conquistadors of the new world and also the story of the conquest of Guatemala - but only if you know how to read it! The contents of map has been divided into sections with an... More 

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