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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2361 8081
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Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings, interactive weaving exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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"guatemalan textiles"
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"wonderful gift"
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"combined ticket"
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"gift shop"
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"next door"
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"amazing collection"
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"enjoy this museum"
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"local artists"
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"excellent museum"
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"textile museum"
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"hand woven"
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"interesting displays"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit boring, but you can get a combined ticket if you visit the adjoining Popol Vuh (which is well worth it) for about three dollars more, and its temporary exhibits of photos and modern art and portraits was pretty interesting, as of May 2018.

Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

You don't need to be a "textiles geek" to thoroughly enjoy this museum. Through a series of themed rooms, you learn about indigenous history in various regions of Guatemala, and how those histories are reflected through fabrics and textiles. With such a rich tradition of...More

Thank FreeRangeHuman2011
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

A great little stop, along with the sister Popul Vuh museum . A good history lesson on the weaving styles and techniques of Guatemala, and gives you an understanding of the different pattern, colors and places where they were and still are traditionally made. If...More

Thank TomaSchultz
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Weaving is a prominent craft in Guatemala. In many regions women wear traditional hand woven clothes daily. This museum situated on beautiful grounds of a private university tells the history of weaving in Guatemala. Several videos are available for viewing. The museum also has a...More

1  Thank Sockschaussettes
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Museo Ixchel is a beautiful little textile museum tucked away in the Universidad Francisco Marroquin . The building itself is an architectural gem made out of red bricks. It is a treat to see all the stunning Mayan textiles & really get to know the...More

Thank panoramasgt
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A small museum in a much larger building had exhibits thoughtfully presented and impressive for the detailed work.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

An interesting, colorful introduction to history and styles of indigenous/traditional costumes of the Mayan region/Guatemala. This museum, located on (or at the edge of?) Universidad Francisco Marroquin, is well-paired with the Museo Popol Vuh (across a small plaza), with its archeological collection. An excellent intro...More

Thank deburkins
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It is worthwhile visiting for one can see examples of the old typical "huipiles" which are hard to find nowadays. Unfortunatela also the coloring o the different huipiles have changed due to the dyes used today. The younger generation is trying their own hand sometimes...More

Thank Ana Maria W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited as part of a group tour prior to travels in other regions of the country. Very nice displays and beautiful artefacts.

Thank FierAcadien
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Small museum, but interesting displays of the textile history in Guatemala. It seems like there could have been more interactive displays, but perhaps that would require a great deal of funding.

Thank Jeffrey P
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RamonSalcido
19 February 2018|
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Response from carmengonzalezh | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no restaurant near the Museum. And you cannot find a taxi inside the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. You have to walk outside the University campus. Maybe 500 meters or so.
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Dorothy K
8 March 2016|
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Response from HugoArmas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The admission fee is the same for local and for tourists, Q.35.00, about $5.00 Open monday to friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Is is closed from wednesday march 23rd, to saturday march 26th... More
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