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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  • I always loved to visit the relief map of Guatemala, allows knowing the geography of the country and see the borders with other countries... it is a challenge to know if we know our own country from the point of view of its beautiful rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes...
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  • Maybe 10 minutes from the historic center but not walking (zone 2) is this beautiful map that is a miniature of the Republic of Guatemala on a scale 1: 10,000 with volcanoes, rivers, lakes, and the departments of the Republic. It is worthwhile to be 30 minutes watching from above to Guatemala and there is an interesting small museum visit! It is a nothing dangerous place but nothing more to do in the surroundings.
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  • I love this because I love maps! A lot of care and love went into making this. I would recommend seeing it if you are in the area.  more »
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