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Museo Popol Vuh

6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2338 7896
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6 Calle At 6 Av. | Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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"textile museum"
in 12 reviews
"mayan artifacts"
in 15 reviews
"modern building"
in 3 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 6 reviews
"great museum"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
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"next door"
in 7 reviews
"interesting collection"
in 3 reviews
"superb collection"
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"take photos"
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"university campus"
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"chronological order"
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"spanish conquest"
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"stone carvings"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is right across from Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City. The museum is small, but has a comprehensive collection of artifacts from the history of Guatemala. I felt like there could have been at least an audio-visual component, however.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a cheap museum, but it worth it. There is a $2.00 camera fee, but it too is worth it. Possibly the best collection of artifacts here in the city. Don't miss the adjoining cultural museum.

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting exhibit to visit. The pieces were varied, including jade jewelry, urns, pottery, and even a reproduction of the type of books they wrote. The style of book was unique. See the picture and description with the book. This was definitely worth...More

Thank Ann G
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Small but deep collection of pre, mid and post classic Mayan ceramics and stonework, with some amazing funerary urns. I was the only visitor. Wonderful textile museum next door.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This museum might be small, but some of the pieces...particularly the "signed" bowls, plates, and drinking vessels...were striking. Worth a half-day visit!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Its a must because its one of a kind , you can see many mayan artifacts arranged by periods of time. Non expensive. 50Q ( which is close to $7) per person. They have a deal if you want to visit the textile museum across...More

Thank Stef K
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

You can buy a joint ticket for this museum and the indigenous traje museum, so it's worth it. They have some good artifacts and decent explanations of the items. They have stone carvings, jade and gold, pottery, jewelry, and a room on Spanish influence after...More

Thank uclatraveler9
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Museo Popol Vuh (Popol Vuh Museum) is home to one of the major collections of Maya art in the world. It is located on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Zone 10, Guatemala City and can be a little hard to find....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lots of information, I found the layout a bit confusing and would have liked better signage. but I learned a lot

Thank mwrees
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a very good museum that it can not be missed. It has a chronological exhibition of the findings of the Maya culture in Guatemala and the area of Mesoamerica. It is possible to learn about its culture before and after the Spanish conquest....More

Thank stoneJerusalem
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