National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City
(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation route planner.
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  • Good museum, full of interesting pieces and a nice addition if you have been to Peten. I particularly enjoyed the section on the ruins found in Guatemala Ciudad, and the Tikal section. 
  • Small museum that gives a correct vision of the deferent stages of the evolution of the village soprano. Good collection of dresses.
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  • We expected a smaller Museum. It was bigger and better than we expected, has an extensive collection. The time in guatemala city very well spent in it. Is close to a interesting handicrafts fair.
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