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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 31 May 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 15 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
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
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
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 21 March 2018

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

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 20 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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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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