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“Great! If it were open.....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Relief Map

Relief Map
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US$64.98*
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Half-Day Tour of Guatemala City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This scaled map and monument represents the geography of the country and shows many detailed features including lakes & rivers, cities, roadways and other important locations.
Windsor, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great! If it were open.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

At least we were able to see the map from the ground as it was being cleaned of debris by the staff. there are towers that surround the map that allow people to get a better view from different angles. Looked pretty cool. we ended up just walking around the park across the street.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Finally got a better perspective of the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The relief map, which is over 100 years old, helped quite a bit in putting into perspective the location of the towns I have visited and want to visit. Also helped in creating the mental picture of where the mountain ranges sit as well as the location of the surrounding countries.

Enjoyed the park surrounding the map as well. I would not miss this if on vacation in Guatemala.

Q5 for locals and Q25 for foreigners.

Visited March 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of a Kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

As a traveler it's certainly worth a visit, even before starting travels w/in the country and as a complement to help map out your internal itinerary. It's an undermined resource, and the govt should do more to make it a must see attraction. Gives you an arial view of where you will be, and the natural complexities that have been conquered by man to get you from one point to another. Gives you an appreciation for the ancient Mayan civilization and how advanced they were to build and survive in remote places, at the time. Yet, develop such advance means of technology, farming, astrology, numerical exactitudes and more. To travel to these foreign nations and not emmerce one's self in the history nor appreciate the culture, is missing out on a complete foreign experience. Happy and save travels everyone. Un abrazo solidario a todo el mundo.

Visited February 2014
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London
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A time killer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is a little out of the way being at the northern tip of the city (Zone 2) but worth a quick visit if you don't mind walking or are in that neck of the woods.
Twenty five Qs to get in for non-Guate residents. There is a small display (in Spanish only) on the architectual history of the city as well as a bit about the creation of the relief map.
Outside there are a few bi-lingual signs about the map and it's creators.
It's interesting to see that Belize is swallowed up by Guatemala in it's entirety (read your history on the ongoing 'disagreement' between the two countries on borders). Otherwise, to appreciate it more you need to have your own map to hand (I had my mobile phone map handy) to really understand the topography.
It's a shame that it's obviously not been maintained much in the last few years as only 1 of the pipes is still working which provides water to the map. I was told that it is all currently undergoing renovation and all the pipes are being refurbished so that by October 2014, all the rivers will be fully flowing which I think will make it much more interesting

Visited February 2014
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Dallas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

This is a long drive from the center city. Friends drove us there. We got a good overview of the country, all its volcanoes, and topography. My husband remembers the unusual large caterpillar he spotted. That's his hobby.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Kay L
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