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Relief Map, Guatemala City
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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This relief map is truly an amazing visit. It was done before modern technology was available and took many years to complete. It is a scaled replica of the country of Guatemala. Visitors will underst... read more »
El iugar es feo, carteles que no se leen a la distancia desde la que hay que ver. Cobran una entrada ridícula y además hacen mantenimiento ruidoso mientras están los turistas. No vayan!!!!The place is ugly, posters who do not read at the distance from which you have to see. They charge a ridiculous entry and also make loud maintenance while they are tourists. Do not go!show original
El mapa en relieve se encuentra ubicado en el Hipodromo del Norte, desde que va en trayecto se puede apreciar una calle ancha, llena de árboles, que seguro tienen muchos años de estar ahí, al llegar a... read more »The relief map is located in the Hippodrome of the North, since it goes on way you can appreciate a street wide, full of trees, sure they have many years of being there, arriving at the place where the relief map is located is interesting to stop and watch it carefully, if children are even better since it is an attraction for everyone at the end of the visit can continue throughout the games and without doubt must go to the giant slide, an attraction that is sure, the majority of Guatemalans have enjoyed!show original
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.
Simple Relief map, nothing special. Low maintenance.
Allan Pérez López
a great work of art charm me a great experience and hope to go as I loved your story
This 3D map of Guatemala is impressive. Hope they can find the funds to add the water back to the map someday soon.
Very Nice Park, beautifully designed
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