Museum National Palace of Culture

In 1937 construction began under the orders of General Jorge Ubico and on November 10, 1943, the birthday of President Ubico was held the inauguration of the Palace, which is identified as the symbol of Guatemala City and the Country In its monumental architectural context.

It is a space dedicated to various artistic activities and temporary exhibitions, in addition to housing collections of painting and sculpture. As a former seat of the Guatemalan Government, it was declared a Historical and Artistic Monument on November 7, 1980, and on June 11, 2001 it became part of the Guatemalan Ministry of Culture and Sport.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Entry: Nationals: Free / Foreign: Q. 40.00
  • Phone: 2239-5000 and 2230-1020 Ext. 1104
  • Address: 06 Avenue and 06 Street, Zone 01
  • Activities: Guided tours, temporary exhibitions, conferences, artistic presentations, workshops


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Central Market of Guatemala

It is one of the most touristic places of the city, where there are many handicraft stalls, from all the regions of Guatemala, from clothes, belts, handbags, key chains, hammocks, and a great variety of Mayan handicrafts.

It was born in 1976, with the purpose of marketing products made by thousands of indigenous people whose families were affected by the disastrous earthquake of February 4 of that same year. It is located 8 street and 8 avenue, zone 1 of the historic city of Guatemala.

  • Address: 9a Av. Between 7a and 8a street Zone 1, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Sunday from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Museum Popol Vuh

Founded in 1977 by Jorge and Ella Castillo, initiating it with its private collection of colonial archaeological objects which was considered one of the best in Guatemala.

In 1997 it opened its doors within the cultural complex of the University Francisco Marroquín and also becoming part of the University. The museum's objective is the conservation, research and dissemination of the cultural and archaeological heritage of Guatemala.


  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m., Saturday from 09:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Entry: Adults: Q. 35.00 / Students with Card: Q. 15.00 / Children (2-12 years): Q. 10.00
  • Phone: 2338 - 7896/2338 - 7924
  • Address: 06 Central Campus Street Francisco Marroquín University, Zone 10
  • E-mail:
  • Activities: Guided visits (by appointment), temporary exhibitions, bookshop, teaching, research, school workshops
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Ixchel Museum of the Indigenous Costume

In 1973 a textile committee emerged as part of the Tikal Association, from which it became independent in 1977 to form a private non-profit museum, named after Ixchel, a pre-Hispanic goddess of fecundity and weaving. Its first headquarters was a residence adapted as a museum and with the expansion of the collection and its need to keep it properly, it required the construction of a modern building to house and exhibit it, which opened its doors to the public in 1993.

The museum's mission is to collect, document, rescue, exhibit and educate around the Guatemalan indigenous textile tradition for conservation and diffusion, highlighting its cultural, technical and artistic value.

  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
  • Saturday from 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Entrance: Children up to 12 years: Q. 10.00 / Students with Card: Q. 15.00 / Adults: Q. 35.00
  • Phone: 2331 - 3739 and 2361 - 8081/2
  • Address: 06 Calle final Cultural Center Francisco Marroquín University, zone 10
  • E-mail:
  • Activities: Guided visits (by appointment), publications, temporary exhibitions, library, costumes rental, weaving school
  • Website:


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