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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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Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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+502 2361 8081
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Excellent textiles and going there before buying textiles in other cities was very helpful. Gift shop was expensive but did have items that I didn't see in other locations. This is the same location as the Popol Vuh (Pre-Columbian and colonial art) Museum and Lienzo...More

7  Thank ECTravelerW
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

A very well organized museum in a " rich kids" university... Very expensive if compared to other museums in the country, and dare NOT to go by your own means, unless you have a rent a car of decide to pay huge money on Taxi...More

7  Thank Nicolas d
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a must-see museum while in guatemala city if you're a fan of traditional art or textiles. definitely check it out!

Thank normaattaway
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Enter the world of art, design and colors of Guatemalan textile art. A beautiful place to visit where history is recorded on textiles.

Thank ilias P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

There are not many tourist attractions in Guatemala City, but this one is a must see, Visit before you go into the interior highlands in order really to appreciate the native dress, called traje-trah hay. You can buy examples of many of the fascinating items...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is next to the Museo Popol Vuh within walking distance. We had time so we also spent some time here. Some of the items displayed were dress outfits that had to have taken maybe a year to weave together. Several paintings. Very nice display...More

Thank illinoisfarmer
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The museum is beautiful. The typical clothing is amazing, but maybe even more beautiful is the museum grounds!

Thank tash_the_traveler11
Reviewed 15 August 2018

An excellent museo to see all the different styles of Hupils made throughout Guatemala. I thought parts of the museo were very dark and sometimes hard to see pieces but overall very well done.

Thank 13helene13
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Located on the beautiful campus of Universidad Francisco Marroquin, the museum is an excellent introduction to indigenous textiles of Guatemala. The displays are plain but very informative (text is mostly, if not entirely in Spanish), and the textiles are beautiful. While you are there, be...More

Thank buster2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nice place to visit and learn. They have some great courses for kids. Plus it is a healthy enviroment

Thank denissedaniela912018
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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
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

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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
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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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