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“Stunning museum well worth a visit”
Review of Sculpture Museum

Sculpture Museum
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

You enter the museum through a long tunnel, not knowing what to expect. It opens into a huge, light-filled area with a full sized recreation of a Mayan temple right before you. You can spiral through the exhibits, seeing sculptures and artifacts from the ruins. It is well worth a visit. Beautifully done.

Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

Some of the stelae on the Copan site are original and some are replicas. The originals are usually under roofs to protect them from further damage from the weather. However, this makes them harder to photograph. The ones in the museum are much easier to see.

The museum also has a full-size replica of the Rosalila temple, which was discovered under a later structure. You can go into a tunnel at the ruins that gives you glimpses of the buried structure, but you can see the entire thing in all its painted glory at the museum.

The exhibits are well-placed and explained. The best part is the tunnel entrance, which leads to a spectacular view of Rosalila.

Thank kathleenrollins
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

The museum is on the opposite side of the parking lot from where you buy tickets to the ruins, and you can buy admission to both at the same time. The museum is completely worth the few extra dollars, and is a great place to cool down after walking around the ruins.

The highlight of the museum is the reproduction of the Rosalila Temple. It really brings the ruins to life.

Thank Traci S
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

The museum is where most of the original sculptures are located, and very well kept and with explanation about them. You can either visit it before enter the archeological or after the visit at the park, either way you preferred or your guide told you is as well impressive and a must and well worth.

Thank latin0692
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

The stelae in the plaza that are not covered are mostly replicas. The originals reside in the museum that is located at the entrance of the archaeological park. If you enjoyed the site and want to see more, stop on by the museum. Inside is also a replica of Rosalila, the large red temple that was found buried underneath another temple.

Thank Daryl F
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