The Pacific Lowlands Travel Guide

The Pacific Lowlands Sights

Museo de Cultura Cotzumalguapa

Published 01/17/2017

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Km 87.5, Carretera al Pacífico, on eastern edge of Santa Lucía Contzumalguapa, , 05002, Guatemala

Sight Details:

  • Q10

Published 01/17/2017


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