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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  • It is a beautiful Museum housed in the colonial Palace of a former President. the scenography is not expetionnele and should not be compared with the anthroplogic Museum of Mexico. But the content is beautiful and useful to visit later the sites of Tikal and Copán. It is essentially a collection of sculptures like the large engraved stelae that are not found in Mexico with few small objects. I visited it alone because considering the situation quite dangerous there are practically no foreign tourists and in all the country besides
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  • It is the most interesting Museum in Guatemala City to visit; There are beautiful jade objects as well as beautiful costumes. Toilets are often down
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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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