Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City

4.5
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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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  • You are always welcome to visit the Museum and enjoy exhibitions and cultural events that continuously performed. Its architecture is a worthy framework for the presentation of the works of the best artists and traveling exhibitions that are shared by friendly Governments for recreation and cultural development, we, the Guatemalans and artists. A place to visit with family, friends and visitors for business or tourism.
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  • Flawlessly complements the visit to the Museum of costume, located at the same University. A wonderful collection and an impeccable parts mounting displays pre-Hispanic Mayan culture from their pottery, stone carving and jewelry. They have a very special colonial art pieces. You should visit
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  • First day of tour. Very well designed layout for display of pre-columbian masks, pottery, gold designs and art and other hand tools during that time period. delicate carved figurines. Actual time we w...  more »
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  • Interesting place with pricey parking! Q45 entrance, Q15 to take a camera in and Q60 for parking. Friendly staff and valuable objects but I was disappointed that they will only stamp your parking ticket if you buy from the textile gift shop. Surprisingly, the lady at the gift shop didn’t know this but the police at the exit told us.
  • OK - First things first...the Popul Vuh is NOT here. I thought I had read it was, but I was wrong.That doesn't mean it wasn't worth the trip, but I don't think I could get away with opening the Museum of the Mona Lisa if I was only displaying a recent copy of the Mona Lisa amoung other regional works. I did enjoy seeing the displays and they do have interesting pieces and information. For photographers - you have to pay an additional fee to take a camera in - about $2, that includes cell phone pictures. If I had it to do over again I probably wouldn't bother. If you do choose to take a DSLR in - the lighting is so low I had to shoot at ISO2000 with a f4 lens. I would highly recommend at least a f2.8 (which I did not have with me) if not a 35mmf1.4.
  • Great tour, the guide is very wise and has a whole Knowlege of all the mayan culture
  • A must visit place in Guatemala
  • Small but interesting
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