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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The best private Mayan art museum open to the public in Mesoamerica. Look out for the ceramics that have a link to the Mayan creation myths. You can also attend monthly conferences (Spanish) on Maya archaeology and field trips to pre-Columbian and Colonial sites.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The museum is about the Maya culture, its history and the development. It is inside a university with guards outside the university. It costs GTQ45 for entry and GTQ15 for taking photos. Unless you are very fond of learning Maya culture, you may not be interested to pay a visit here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lo T
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This museum, paired with the adjoining Ixchtele fabric/textile museum, has some wonderful Mayan pieces, really impressive. It is compact and well organized, and can be toured with some thoroughness in an hour or less.

Its setting is quite pretty, on a university campus, with both beautiful landscaping and a natural hilly forested backdrop.

The Popol Vuh itself is just the front page of an opened book -- you really see nothing more of it.

Their copy of The Dresden Codex is also just that -- a copy.

But the ceramics are REALLY impressive, and it's a good design, friendly staff, etc. And there's not a tremendous amount to see and do in downtown Guatemala City, so this is one of your better options.

The textile museum is okay, if you like that sort of thing -- knitting and weaving and spinning and crocheting never did much for me. But their temporary exhibit of modern art and photographs was pretty good, as well as portraits of the indigenous by some rich British woman. at the turn of the last century, which I admired.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

First, the museum is inside a private university, which btw, is stunningly beautiful. We went to see the reproduction of the Popol Vuh, but were surprised by the place. While most of the best Mayan artifacts are housed ,sadly, outside the country , the museum was more focused on the lowland and costal settlements of the south west , and tells an interesting story of how they fit into the Mayan Empire. Some beautiful pieces, even for a small museum, and make sure you go to the Textile museum next door. Most of the museum has both Spanish and English translations, but knowing both ... some of the English ones were badly ( and sometimes humorously) translated. You can catch a cab, or better - Uber- to get there. Our ride with Uber cost $2US from Zona 10.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very intimate setting. Wonderful information on textiles and their impact to the various people groups. History was well presented.

Date of experience: April 2018
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