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Museo Casa del Tejido

1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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A really interesting museum that shows all the hard work, culture and history of Guatemalan... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Peppy C
via mobile
Don't miss this little museum

Make sure you visit this museum, which is also a workshop and shop, before buying any embroideries... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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textile museum
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A really interesting museum that shows all the hard work, culture and history of Guatemalan fabrics. I learnt a lot and loved seeing examples of the fabrics and learning about their meanings. Lots to purchase here as well, although no pressure on you to do...More

Thank Peppy C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Make sure you visit this museum, which is also a workshop and shop, before buying any embroideries or textiles in Antigua. A Guatemalan man showed us around and introduced us to the intricacies and history of local weavings and embroideries. The museum also has models...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. A Guatemalan woman showed us around, she was VERY nice and explained everything very well and funny. I think it's very intesting to hear about their culture and the meanings behind their clothes. You can buy almost...More

Thank lnueckel
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I really enjoyed this very little museum. They provide a guide and the entrance is 5Q. Lots of explications about the weaving and the different materials used. I found it was s good step before I left for Chichicastenango and Lac Attitlan!

Thank moiaussi1234
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a gem of a place is this little museum situated near the open market. The admission price of $4 is quite reasonable and includes a guide. Our English speaking guide was quite good and gave us a very informative tour of the exhibits of...More

Thank Katharine G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was really neat to be able to see the different styles of Traditional Guatemalan clothing and weaves from different villages. The staff were happy to give us a tour and answer many questions about the variety of textiles. We also a woman weaving when...More

Thank amanda5805
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a great place to start your adventure into the markets of Guatemala. The staff at the museum will gladly give you a tour and answer all of your questions about the variety of textiles available in Guatemala. You may also purchase beautiful examples...More

Thank GailBash
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Enjoyed this very much. Unfortunately, it was later in my visit. I wish I'd gone there first. There was a small fee and then my guide explained each of the displays to me. They have made diorama's demonstrating the weaving process and learning which groups/villages...More

Thank maggie2moo2002
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very interesting overview of the history and culture of weaving in Guatemala, led by a lovely indigenous woman.

Thank Carpaccio
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

At 15q entry per person, this was definitely my highlights visit in Antigua. I had a wonderful English speaking guide that was an absolute wealth of knowledge, and I have walked away with further insight into textiles as well as Guatemalan culture. There is such...More

Thank _whitknee13
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