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Jades, S.A. Factory, Showroom & Museum - Museum Antigua - Guatemala

Drop in here for a unique shopping experience if you go for jewelry, jade or Mayan history. Four blocks from the park, the store has well-presented displays of jewelry, masks and sculptures. An informative museum lays out the facts and history of jade and Mayan cosmology. Check out the craftsmen at work in the factory. Famous visitors include Bill Clinton who stopped by for a shopping spree. Tours in English or Spanish come with free coffee or browse around alone.

4a. Calle Oriente #34
Antigua, Guatemala

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Cultural

Getting There
Head east along 4a. Calle Oriente, four blocks from Parque Central. It's on the left just after the gas station.

Travel Tips: Facilities are handicap accessible. Snacks are on sale.

Price Description: Themuseumandfactoryarefree. Accepted currency and credit cards are for the showroom.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:6.30 p.m.

Days Closed:Open daily

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Bring your camera if you want to take photos in the factory.

Close to art galleries,ruins and restaurants.

Credit cards accepted
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa

Contact Information:
Phone: (502) 7832-3841 to 3845
Fax: (502) 7832-2755

Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Paseo de los Museos , Museo Mesoamericano del Jade, Palacio Del Ayuntamiento – Museo De Santiago, Museo Del Libro Antiguo and Centro Cultural La Azotea.

By Lucy Brown

20 Aug 2009

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