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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  • September 22, 2017
    Very friendly, however gave it to evaluate the topography of Guatemala and view the location of volcanoes.
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  • September 15, 2017
    Surely the model offers a global view of the topography of the country, though is quite "neglected" and is in a good location, place crowded ...
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  • September 14, 2017
    I'm from Guatemala City and this is my favorite place. It is a stunning place, was built in the early 19th century there were no GPS or computer and its accuracy is almost exact. In Guatemala City is a place that worth a visit.
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  • July 30, 2016
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Amazing engineering and a one of a kind look at an incredible country
  • January 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    Very impressive map of Guatemala
  • August 10, 2016
    Simple Relief map, nothing special. Low maintenance.

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