National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Guatemala at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. With approximately 3,000 sq m (32,291.7 sq ft) of exhibition space hosting 20,000 archaeological artifacts and 5,000 ethnological pieces, you can explore a wealth of significant Mesomerican history. The museum has been at its present location since 1946, although its existence was established long before then by a governmental decree in 1898. Browse an extensive collection of pre- and post-classical artifacts, Maya art, textiles and tools, and displays presenting current and past indigenous Guatemalan culture. The museum also includes a fascinating collection of books in its public library, some of which you can buy in the souvenir shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and many more Guatemala City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Guatemala City online trip maker .
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  • This museum had great artifacts from all 3 Mayan periods. Lots of great pieces plus an exhibit on cultural history of the Mayans. Well worth 2 hours  more »
  • Love the displays, in multiple languages. Very light and airy and well worth the afternoon. Learned something new, which is why I travel.  more »
  • I had time to spare in Guatemala City so decided to visit this museum. It was overpriced in my opinion for what it was worth. My admission fee was triple that of the zoo entrance fee and not nearly as...  more »
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