National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City

4.3
#3 of 14 in Museums in Guatemala City
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Guatemala at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. With approximately 3,000 sq m (32,291.7 sq ft) of exhibition space hosting 20,000 archaeological artifacts and 5,000 ethnological pieces, you can explore a wealth of significant Mesomerican history. The museum has been at its present location since 1946, although its existence was established long before then by a governmental decree in 1898. Browse an extensive collection of pre- and post-classical artifacts, Maya art, textiles and tools, and displays presenting current and past indigenous Guatemalan culture. The museum also includes a fascinating collection of books in its public library, some of which you can buy in the souvenir shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and many more Guatemala City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Guatemala City online trip maker .
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  • The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is very surprising. The museum is small, but its content is magnifico. It is well assembled and learns a lot about the Mayan civilization. It's worth the visit.
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  • We were in this museum at the end tour as a natural compendor to what we saw in the sites. Very interesting for the exhibits: in addition to the many stems, very interesting Throne MAya and the numerous finds found in the tombs. I highly recommend the visit.
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  • I really enjoyed my time in this quiet museum. Many great artifacts from Guatemalan history. He museum has some fantastic exhibits and some awful exhibits, with no Spanish, never mind English information. Worth a visit after seeing the large pyramids and other Maya sites.
  • Beyond awesome! I think I took a thousand photos and none do it justice. Too good to describe!
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