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Museo El Príncipe Maya - Museum Cobán - Guatemala

For history and culture buffs, this private museum is a must. Despite its small scale, it showcases an impressive display of Mayan artifacts, ceramic ritual plates, weapons and jade jewelry. With explanations in English and Spanish, this museum places its collection within the context of Mayan culture and traditions. The centerpiece of the museum is a burner depicting an ancient god reviving from the netherworld. Another highlight is a complete hieroglyphics panel from 656AD, depicting the royal history of Cancuén. No photo-taking is allowed in the museum.


6a Avenida 4-26, Zona 3

Cobán, Guatemala

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology

Getting There

In the southeastern end of the city, after the central market, follow 3a Calle to the end.

Travel Tips:

No photo-taking is allowed.

Price Description:


Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9a.m.

Open Hours to:6p.m.

Days Closed:Sundays

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

By Nellie Huang
15 Oct 2009

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