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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 map in relief of the territory total of Guatemala, is called aptly "JEWEL OF THE ENGINEERING WORLD". Since it is a scale replica of the Guatemalan territory where you can see all their landforms, such as mountains, hills, volcanoes, rivers. Lakes, and of course each name of the places that make up the country. The striking not only topic is that it has more than 100 years of existence, but that when I realized there was current technology, so each element was measured physically, imagine, they climbed a volcano to take measures, the rivers, the Lakes, everything was measured "walk" there was even light aircraft to carry out such work, therefore, is considered a masterpiece of engineering and has a 99% accuracy now proven with our time measuring instruments. To appreciate it only will climb about 15 meters in a few viewpoints or towers arranged for this purpose, as well as you can explore your surroundings on foot, in the place you will find basic services, to have a pleasant visit. The relief map is located in the Hippodrome of the north end of the Avenue simeon Cañas zone 2 of Guatemala City. Income is a 3.00 Q or Q5.00 for national and foreign ones $3.50, if you want to see a unique century-old masterpiece the relief map don't usually you, visit it...
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  • It is more than an attraction, believe that it is a monument, a tribute to the architecture and geography like few others. Has with area of bathrooms, area of visits and photographs historical as part of the option of view impressive of the map.
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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 
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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