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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  • the museum has a lot of good displays. the museum however lacks a lot of explanations. I wish they can really invest in this...or have a guide to foreigners as we paid 60Q...  more »
  • Although it has goodwill in the design, the Museum is quite irrelevant from the archaeological point of view. Most importantly knowing that thieves who steal from tourists who walk at gunpoint are positioned in its surroundings go towards it or leave it. Happened to me last week. Good because the managers of the Westin Camino Real (where I was) have you not warn of risks. We asked explicitly and told us there was no problem. Then we learned of many that, like us, have robbed them there on the side.
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  • A must see for students of the Maya civilization. Go early, stay late. And take time to take in Guatemalas City.  more »
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