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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

7 Av, 13th Zone 6 St | Building No. 5, Finca la Aurora, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
+502 2475 4010
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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, as well as a collection of ethnological material showing the cultural diversity of Guatemalan society. The permanent exhibition occupies 3500 square meters including pieces of jades, pottery, textiles and masks. Two rooms for temporary exhibitions present general topics of Mayan Culture and Guatemalan Archeology.
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“on display” (7 reviews)
“mayan sites” (5 reviews)
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7 Av, 13th Zone 6 St | Building No. 5, Finca la Aurora, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
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+502 2475 4010
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"on display"
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"great collection"
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"mayan sites"
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"interesting pieces"
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"extensive collection"
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"jade jewelry"
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"great introduction"
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"well worth the visit"
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"two hours"
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"worth the trip"
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"lake atitlan"
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"stelae"
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We set off for a visit on a rainy Saturday morning and were quite frankly not expecting much - am a bit embarrassed to admit that we were wrong. The exhibitions may be traditional in their layout, but there are plenty of treasures to be...More

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum is just 5 minutes from the airport via Taxi. It is like what museums mustve been like in the 18th century simply things on display with little explanation, but the objects are of significant importance in terms of Maya history and the sculptures...More

1  Thank Nathan K
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a good place. The displays are in much better conditions than what you find in, say, Tikal. Not all displays are in English.

Thank raf c
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Just a few minutes from the airport, this museum is mostly the old style cases of artefacts with little explanation. Kids would love the beautiful models of the Maya sites, though, and the dioramas of Maya life are nice. The real gems, however, are the...More

Thank Chari3
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

Foe the equivalent of about USD8.00 you can spend a leisurely stroll through this wonderful museum. Lots of artifacts to see and lots to learn too.

Thank Kristy C
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum is located on a site with two others: Science and Modern Art. The front desk lady spoke zero English (unacceptable for a museum that caters to many tourists), so I used my quite acceptable level of Spanish. Secondly, the rate was Q60 per...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

If you go by yourself and not as part of a tour, it's in a very safe area close to the airport and costs just 60Q (about £5-6) to get in. Was especially interesting as I visited it at the end of my trip so...More

Thank Yunus M
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

the day I was there they were cleaning the museum and not official note was published in the news anyway looks like a nice, place, could get to see somethings while they were cleaning

Thank VENEZUELANMD
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Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

My friend took me to several museums during my stay in Guatemala. This one was - by far - our most favorite. We could have spent hours inside. So much to see!!! You'll defiantly not be bored! The clothing exhibition is phenomenal! I will definitely...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

We strolled through the museum enjoying and learning every step along the way. Nice to see great artifacts and interesting descriptions. Worth the visit.

Thank Leonardo B
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RamonSalcido
February 18, 2018|
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Response from deaquino31 | Property representative |
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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