Situated in the country's second city, the site of the original Guatemala City, the Museum of Colonial Art houses a ... More
Museo de Arte Colonial
Situated in the country's second city, the site of the original Guatemala City, the Museum of Colonial Art houses a collection of paintings by colonial artists such as Cristobal Villalpando and Tomas de Merlo, as well as religious sculptures from the same period. The building dates from 1676, when Guatemala's first university was founded on the same spot. Murals on the museum's walls depict scenes of student life from the period. Admission is ten quetzals for foreigners and two quetzals for Guatemalan nationals.
This was the residence of the Marquis of Toro, a very dear friend of Bolivar's and his staunch defender at
all times. It was also the residence of the Liberator for several years. Its colonial architecture provides the perfect ...
The Natural History Museum opened in 1950 with a small collection of animals. It now has a large range of
species including birds and mammals, as well as mineral and paleontological specimens. There is also a butterfly house, a ...
Founded in 1945, the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology houses a collection of Mayan archaeological remains. These are mainly
jade and obsidian, though there are also pottery pieces and objects taken from royal tombs. The building dates from ...