Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Unearth one of the world's biggest collections of Maya art with a visit to Museo Popol Vuh. Home to an extensive collection of pre-Colombian and colonial art and artifacts from the Maya people, the museum houses a particularly impressive exhibit of funerary ceramic art, as well as some of the best-preserved Maya vases and bowls in existence. Through the museum’s many displays, you'll uncover pieces dating as far back as the Paleoindian era of 9,000 BC, right up to the baroque and renaissance sculptures of the 19th century. You can park nearby at the University Francisco Marroquín campus. Make Museo Popol Vuh a centerpiece of your Guatemala City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Guatemala City online vacation planner.
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  • I am a professor of the ancient Maya, and this museum has a spectacular collection with a rotating exhibit. Although the average visitor might take around 45-1hr here, it is well worth a visit, as...  more »
  • The "Museo Popol Vuh" houses the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Castillo, which was donated to the "Universidad Francisco Marroquín" (UFM). This is one of the largest collections of Mayan art...  more »
  • I am taking a volunteer training and is going well so far. The staff is professional and pleasant. I also bought some books and am pleased with them and with the students that were selling them.😊
  • There's no words to describe what an amazing place is this museum. I encourage anyone to visit.
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