Discover the local heritage and history of the region and the country on this museum tour. You will be visiting four important museums in the city.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at a prearranged time. Your first stop will be the Popolvuh Museum. See a permanent exhibition containing objects representing all areas and periods of archaeology in prehispanic Guatemala. The exhibition is organized in chronological order, ranging from the first signs of human presence in the territory of Guatemala until the time of the Spanish conquest.
We will then visit the Museo Ixchel Museum which has a textile collection made with pieces dating from the late 19th century to the present day, from about 120 communities, mostly located in the highlands. The museum permanently exhibits two collections, Carmen Pettersen, consisting of 61 watercolors depicting costumes of the Maya and 48 oil paintings painted by Andres Curruchiche and artist Maya-Kakchiquel Comalapa.
Transportation enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Railway Museum. Its permanent exhibit offers visitors a number of selected objects that are part of the collection of real estate company Ferrocarriles de Guatemala.
As we make our way to the Museum of Miraflores, we’ll see a replica of one of the hydraulic channels that existed in Kaminaljuyu since 600 B.C. The natives who inhabited this area were pioneers of hydraulics. Other technology highlighted in this space includes a model reconstruction of Kaminaljuyu buildings. Inside the museum, you will see maps, photos and drawings of archaeological research in Kaminaljuyu and a collection of pottery and stone sculpture, some of deities and altars decorated vessels.