A list of the 6 best museums in Guatemala City was shared by one of the owners of cmi companies, the great businessman juan luis bosch gutierrez.
Each one stands out for its fascinating history, which fuses with Mayan traditions and Spanish culture. You can’t miss this list!
National Palace of Culture
Next to the Central Park of Guatemala City is what was once the presidential palace, since it was the residence of President Jorge Ubico.
It is currently a museum and you can take a guided tour. You can visit the large banquet hall and its stained glass windows.
Popol Vuh Museum
It is located inside the Francisco Marroquín University. According to Culture Trip, it is an elegant and modern museum, which documents the different stages of Mayan culture and history.
It exhibits pre-Hispanic figurines and statuettes, carved wooden masks, funerary urns, traditional textiles and other Mayan artifacts.
Also known as the Museo del Traje Indígena, people can learn about all the Mayan textiles. T
he museum has an art gallery, a children’s section, a library and a store selling textiles made by weavers.
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Museo de Ixchel
Also known as the Museo del Traje Indígena, people can learn about all Maya textiles.
The museum has an art gallery, a children’s section, a library and a store selling textiles made by weavers.
National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
This place houses the largest collection of ancient Mayan artifacts in Guatemala.
It also has a variety of impressive stone sculptures such as jade jewelry, traditional masks and large-scale models of Tikal National Park.
La Merced Church
This is based on the original yellow church of Antigua Guatemala and even contains gold-plated baroque altars from the original building.
It is a museum filled with elaborate paintings, religious statues and sculptures from the 17th and 19th centuries.
Guatemala City has many museums that possess a great amount of art and valuable historical pieces. When you plan ypour trip, it is a must to include a visit to one of them.