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Relief Map, Guatemala City

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Arrange your visit to Relief Map and discover more family-friendly attractions in Guatemala City using our Guatemala City trip generator.
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  • The Relief map and the 2 small amusement parks across the street make for a nice kid friendly break in site seeing. It really gives you a scope of the country - rivers, coasts, mountains  more »
  • This national treasure is a must see item in Guatemala City. It is a feat of engineering and took engineers 15 years to complete in 1905.It accurately depicts Guatemala in relief and is apparently 1 o...  more »
  • Take a one day tour by my self, rent a car and take a lookf of the lovely places that Guatamela had, the Catedral, The zoo, the Palacio Nacional, Restaurants all is wonderfull, love Antigua is a lovel...  more »
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  • The map very nice to see. It's gives a nice, new perspective, in my case, after travelling around the country a bit, but it would be nice to see it before starting a trip too! The 25q entrance for foreigners, I think, is a bit much, but there are bathrooms with paper and the staff was nice. There was kind of a mini info museum, but some of the info was blocked by some set aside tables and chairs. Also the walk from the centre on the sixth avenue (right? Not street?) is simple and considered safe.
  • Cool place to visit during weekends or during a free day during the week. Nice walking area on the surroundings, ideal for a nice stroll within the city.
  • Very impressive map of Guatemala
  • This 3D map of Guatemala is impressive. Hope they can find the funds to add the water back to the map someday soon.
  • Simple Relief map, nothing special. Low maintenance.