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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  • Surprise collection of pieces from all periods of the Mayan civilization, if you are interested in this topic, or anthropology in general you must visit this place, it runs in a short time, cure provides basics of each period, although sometimes it is difficult describe the origin of the parts. Highly recommended, located in the countryside of the Marroquin University,
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  • Nice and hidden corner in facilities at the marroquin University, without a doubt a place forced to visit, for connoisseurs of Mesoamerican anthropology, or for those who wish to learn about it, easy access, well curated exhibition, with a collection of relics in good estadop and a great artistic detail, from leaden, policromas, anthropomorphic, but certainly the collection of incense burners is spectacular.
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  • 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.  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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