Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya

Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya, Quetzaltenango: Hours, Address, Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya

Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.5
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Angelina Leon
New York City, NY18 contributions
Excellent museum and learned a lot
Apr 2019 • Family
I love Mayan textiles. The Director gave us a tour, which made the visit. Not sure if a tour is required or what happens if you get there and she's in the middle of another tour, but we lucked out on timing of arrival...maybe call first. It is in Spanish, and I'm not sure if English tours are given. Even so, she explained the history, meaning, and culture of the textiles from various regions of the country and various towns. I really treasure this info about the textiles and even bought their book at the end so I can learn more myself. It's not centrally located (about a mile out of the center), but it is near a mall and grocery store so you can get some errands done afterward.
Written April 26, 2019
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Experience767991
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala4 contributions
Excellent museum
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a highly recommended museum for anyone with an interest in Guatemalan Highland culture, textiles or history. The guide spent a full hour with us, carefully explaining the symbolism of the colors and geometric shapes on the trajes tradicionales. She was extremely knowledgeable and fun to spend some time with.
Written February 21, 2019
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AlfonMM
Springfield, MO7 contributions
A piece of mayan history inside !
Jul 2018 • Family
This museum contains 20 rooms full of mayan tipical cloth from different areas close to Quetzaltenango. The tour guide was very helful in showing us all the details and reasoning behind each cloth. The use and meaning varies due to the ocassion ( party, ceremony and day to day use). Mayan culture used natural ingredients to give color to their cloth (really amazing). This is a must stop in Xela if you want to learn more about Mayan civilization.
Written July 6, 2018
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Millet02
Atlanta, GA506 contributions
Interesting look at traditional garments
May 2018 • Solo
This is in an old train station at the cultural center. The garments are well preserved and beautiful. Guided tour, but relatively high entrance fee. Also didn't have much time to stop and look at any single item. The murals on the walls surrounding the station are also with a look.
Written June 1, 2018
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2018 • Solo
I would not go out of my way for it but it is interesting nevertheless. It is hosted in a very large buildings and the history and culture of the Mayan community is shown. The colourful clothing is probably the most interesting part. There is a relatively high fee but it is supposed to preserve the Mayan culture ans I am sure my money is well spent.
Written May 4, 2018
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chey_baybee
Fort Collins, CO134 contributions
very interesting. traditional clothing.
Jan 2018 • Solo
A vast diversity of regional clothing, a sampling of pottery and tools. My guide was quite knowledgeable and spoke wonderful English, so I could really enjoy all of the information. The clothing and fabrics are beautiful. I am not sure about the 50Q price. seemed a bit high, and I did not get either a ticket or a receipt (which made me wonder, since I was told the museum was free but a donation was suggested). Photos are not allowed. The train museum around the corner is interesting as well.
Written January 27, 2018
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Robbie N
Monnickendam, The Netherlands10 contributions
Mayan cloths and culture
Jan 2018 • Friends
Very interesting tour trough Mayan culture and clothing. All in Spanish but she talks slowly, so easy to follow.
Written January 4, 2018
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ערן ז
5 contributions
Very interesting and informative
May 2016 • Couples
The guide was in Spanish but she spoke so well, we understood everything.
Very interesting but quite expensive (50 Q)
Written May 24, 2016
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Diana P
Richmond, California, United States43 contributions
Mayan Soul
Apr 2016 • Friends
The heart and soul of Mayan culture is in their textiles. A guided tour through Museo Ixkik, especially with Licda Raquel Garcia Macario, reveals the history and culture of the Mayan people through their weaving. This museum is more than meets the eye. The space is large - it is housed in an enormous old railroad station - and it has many rooms which are devoted to different Mayan communities. The building used to be an army base during the 36 year civil war. Today there is no military presence in Quetzaltenango as part of the peace accords. This museum is one of a kind and deserves a generous donation. It is preserving Mayan history and culture in a rapidly changing world.
Written April 20, 2016
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RichardEllis70
Redditch, UK316 contributions
Very interesting
Mar 2016 • Couples
A great little museum in a very interesting building with an extremely knowledgeable guide.

No fixed entry fee but with a guide donation of Q50 (£4) each, there were no complaints.

Raquel the guide was very easy to understand with my basic Spanish skills, her diction and pace was perfect for my ears and speed of comprehension. Her knowledge and explanation of the Mayan culture, rituals and dress was very interesting and informative.

The tour took just over an hour and is in the old train station in Xelaju, a lovely building, last remains of lost times. I had no idea that there used to be trains here.

Written April 19, 2016
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Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM