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  • Address: 6th Street and 7th Avenue, Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-Noon and 1:30-4pm.
  • Admission: $7.50 for adults. Children under 9 are free.

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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Tours

There are two ways to experience Mayan treasures when traveling across Guatemala: Either traipse through the jungles, down bumpy dirt roads, to ancient village sites and temples, or visit the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala City. Here inside this exceptional museum, visitors will find over 20,000 pieces of ancient Guatemalan treasures, from Mayan pottery, artwork, and crafts to traditional textiles and dress. With thousands of years of human history have taken place in these hills, Guatemala is comprised of a fascinating mosaic of different cultural identities. From the first settlers who built villages to thriving days of the Maya, all the epochs are represented inside the national museum, with relics from archeological sites having made their way to these halls. Learn how people first settled Guatemala as they migrated through Central America, and formed different languages, farming techniques, and ways to honor their dead. And, with so many discoveries still being made in Guatemala today, this museum that’s been open since 1898 continues to grow and improve.

Practical Info

There is no smoking inside the museum, and cameras can only be used for photos—no flash, tripods, or video.

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Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour, Guatemala City, null

Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

The tour can begin from Guatemala City or Antigua depending where you are staying. It begins with a visit to the Hotel Zone heading towards the city center.  ...  Read more

Location: Antigua or Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Full Day Tour of Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Full-day Tours

Full Day Tour of Guatemala City

On this tour you can appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial, and economical infrastructure of the city. There will be a panoramic journey of ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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