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 vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We decided to visit the Museum on 15-08-17, holiday, but according to the website of the Museum was open. He also gave us this information our circuit Guide. We took a taxi, we move and a person, a worker or caretaker that he was within the garden area came to inform us that it was closed for the holiday. Our joy in a well. This is not the way to treat tourists and people interested in the culture of the country. To Guatemala has a long way go go...
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  • August 4, 2017
    I met the Museum recently, and it really is invaluable, containing the story. Its atmosphere is beautiful, invites you to want to learn more about our indigenous past.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Near La Aurora Zoo, airport, and the handicrafts market, is a nice and quiet place to appreciate an interesting sample of Guatemalan archaeology.
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