Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City

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Unearth one of the world's biggest collections of Maya art with a visit to Museo Popol Vuh. Home to an extensive collection of pre-Colombian and colonial art and artifacts from the Maya people, the museum houses a particularly impressive exhibit of funerary ceramic art, as well as some of the best-preserved Maya vases and bowls in existence. Through the museum’s many displays, you'll uncover pieces dating as far back as the Paleoindian era of 9,000 BC, right up to the baroque and renaissance sculptures of the 19th century. You can park nearby at the University Francisco Marroquín campus. Make Museo Popol Vuh a centerpiece of your Guatemala City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Guatemala City online vacation planner .
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  • We are not so museum-goers, but enjoyed the visit to the Museo Popol Vuh. Without our guide Ana, we would have understood but only a fraction of the whole objects and were very happy about all the detailed explanations. Absolutely recommended!
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  • First, the museum is inside a private university, which btw, is stunningly beautiful. We went to see the reproduction of the Popol Vuh, but were surprised by the place. While most of the best Mayan ar...  more »
  • Very intimate setting. Wonderful information on textiles and their impact to the various people groups. History was well presented.  more »
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  • Small but interesting
  • A great place to see at a glance a collection of Mayan textiles
  • The collection of Mayan artifacts is fantastic. Ranging with artifacts from the PreClassical, Classical and PostClassical periods one gets a fantastic overview of the artistic, technological and commercial advance of the Mayan Civilization. The collection is small so I strongly recommend to ask a day earlier for a reservation of a guided tour (we paid Q.250.00 for the group tour and it lasted for 1.5 hours). The tour guide was very well educated on the topics and provided great Insights on the treasures of their collection. A must go if you visit Guatemala City!
  • Great artifacts.
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