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Museo de Cultura Cotzumalguapa

Museo de Cultura Cotzumalguapa Review

For a far better grounding in the Mayan history of the region than you can get at El Baúl, head to the Finca Las Ilusiones, also a one-time sugarcane plantation. The site is officially known as the Museo de Cultura Cotzumalguapa, and takes in a collection of stelae and stones gathered from nearby archaeological sites. Most of these come from Bilbao, on the northern edge of Santa Lucía, which housed a collection of carved stones. The 80-ton, so-called Monument 21 remains at the Bilbao site, and has been copied in fiberglass for display at this museum. The remainder of the Bilbao stones here are authentic.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Km 87.5, Carretera al Pacífico, on eastern edge of Santa Lucía Contzumalguapa, 05002
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: Q10
  • Hours: Daily 7–noon and 2–4
  • Location: Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa

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