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Relief Map, Guatemala City
(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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 of Guatemala, a jewel of engineering and art, is an overview of the country's territory erected at ground level 
  • A few metres from the Racecourse North bello is located in interesting relief map which allows us to appreciate our beautiful country from a different perspective, it's worth worth visiting it and show it to our friends tourists, our children or family that know our beautiful country, our country of eternal spring.
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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...  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.
  • Simple Relief map, nothing special. Low maintenance.
  • 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