Relief Map, Guatemala City

Witness a remarkable feat of topographical study at Relief Map, a 167 sq m (1,800 sq ft) three-dimensional cement map that accurately reflects Guatemala's geography. After a period of roaming the country with only a donkey and some measuring implements, Francisco Vela created the original map from 1904-05. Remarkable for being almost perfectly to scale, it includes elements of the landscape such as volcanoes, roads, ports, mountains, towns, and rivers--one of which even has running water. The map has been steadily updated over recent years to reflect developments. Ascend one of two observation towers to get a bird's-eye view of this Central American nation. Using our custom trip planner, Guatemala City attractions like Relief Map can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can see the Guatemalan geography in relief. Good choice to visit but not essential as there is much more to see.
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  • It is a place where you can see across the country with its lakes, rivers, volcanoes, this embossed, near there also there are amusement park where you can share with family.
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  • It is a nice map, very detailed, but they dont take too much care of it, despite they ask for an entrance fee. Plus the location it is not easily spotted  more »
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