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Sculpture Museum

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Address: Ruines de Copan, Copan, Honduras

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Where most of the original sculptures are located

The stelae in the plaza that are not covered are mostly replicas. The originals reside in the museum that is located at the entrance of the archaeological park. If you enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Daryl F
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stelae in the plaza that are not covered are mostly replicas. The originals reside in the museum that is located at the entrance of the archaeological park. If you enjoyed the site and want to see more, stop on by the museum. Inside is also a replica of Rosalila, the large red temple that was found buried underneath another... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoyed your visit to Copan Ruinas, visiting the adjacent Sculpture Museum at the entrance of the archeological park is a must see. The museum has a great collection of Maya sculpture, organised along themes like Life & Death, Fertility and Language. In the heart of the museum is a copie of the Rosalille Temple, archeologists found underneath one... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Most of the original artifacts that were removed from the actual ruins reside in the well lighted but environmentally protected museum. The descriptions are in Spanish and English and include maps locations of where in the ruins they came from. We had Mauricio Tejada as a guide for the ruins and he joined us here to add to the descriptions... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The museum has excellent Mayan carvings, some huge and a reconstruction of the Rosalila temple.You enter via a tunnel which all helps to add to the experience.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A gorgeous exhibition space for the friezes and stele found at Copan and around. Also a full scale replica of the Rosalia, so no need to pay the extra money to try and see it in the tunnels. The collection is astounding - incredible stone carvings and beautiful sculpture. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Originals are moved from site to protect them .. So if you want to see the real deal , the best originals are here. Lots of info about the culture in the self guided tour.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The ruins themselves don't display the entire story of Copan's sculpture -- the stelae, the hieroglyphic stairway, some architectural elements are there. But to see the full impact of how the sculpture was incorporated into full facades, you need to go to the sculpture museum. Entire buildings were reconstructed there with every architectural element intact -- and it's in much... More 

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Thank Laura L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If you visit Copan ruins you must go to this museum as well. It is really interesting and you'll understand better the maya culture and art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Entering through the gaping jaws of a serpent, the visitor walks down the curving body of the snake and suddenly is confronted with the full-sized replica of an ancient Mayan temple. Rosalila Temple, with its original colors still visible, was discovered buried under another temple. The replica that was constructed in the museum displays these brilliant colors as it would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

When you've visited the ruins, go to the museum across from the cafe to see many of the original sculptures and friezes. It's a two story building with benches to contemplate what you're seeing. In the middle of the large building is a replica of one of the earliest temples discovered inside other structures built on top of it. It's... More 

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