The Relief Map of Guatemala (in Spanish: Mapa en Relieve de Guatemala) is a huge relief map of Guatemala erected at ground level on two scales: 1: 10,000 for the horizontal extension and 1: 2,000 for the vertical, on an approximate surface of 1,800 square meters.
The Map was built in 18 months, from April 19, 1904 to October 29, 1905, with brick, mortar and a cement lining by the Guatemalan lieutenant colonel and engineer Francisco Vela on behalf of the then President of Guatemala Manuel Estrada Cabrera with the support of engineer Claudio Urrutia, who already had the topographical data of the Republic of Guatemala. The base is made of stone and pumice stone was placed in the spaces corresponding to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The contours are brick, the lines of the railroads made of lead and bridges made of steel.
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Danny Quesnel | Feb 2, 2018
Nice map but overpriced entry fee (25Q). Even when you take your time, 15 minutes and you've seen pretty much everything. Great concept though.
Angélica Quiñonez | Jul 31, 2017
Cute little park with a map of every volcano, lake, and mountain range in our little country. Worth a watch. There's a nearby park, perfect for quiet strolls or hanging out at the playground.
alfredo garzaro | Oct 12, 2017
A view of the map of republic of Guatemala, details of geografic of costal lines, mountains, cities and boundaries at scale in relief. Interesting and educational.
Martina Qadiri | Mar 3, 2018
Lovely place so peaceful
Brian Bookhout | Jul 30, 2016
The map very nice to see. It's gives a nice, new perspective, in my case, after travelling around the country a bit, but it would be nice to see it before starting a trip too! The 25q entrance for foreigners, I think, is a bit much, but there are bathrooms with paper and the staff was nice. There was kind of a mini info museum, but some of the info was blocked by some set aside tables and chairs. Also the walk from the centre on the sixth avenue (right? Not street?) is simple and considered safe.
Johnny Chavez | Mar 13, 2018
Great tourist place to visit
Zach Mays | Jun 26, 2018
This is a fairly cheap place to bring the kids since there is a nice small Park surrounding area. There is a kind of to Scale map in the center showing the mountain ranges and plains Guatemala. On either side there are two places to climb up some stairs and see the relief map from an aerial view.
César Cardona | May 30, 2018
it really cool, and also dont forget to visit the museum. they have a display of paintings from around the world.
Karen Bahr | Jul 12, 2018
Soo cool.. Soo fascinating. So interesting to see all the different places in Guatemala that I had traveled to and to understand the different elevations at play in my travels. I was the only person there when I visited one Saturday afternoon. Very beautiful part of town. Surprisingly beautiful.
Peter Panko | Jul 14, 2018
Guatemala City unfortunately has very few turistic atractions. Relief Map is one of the most special places to see for foreigners. Cost Q25. Totally worth it. It is possible to catch taxi on the way back.
walter guevara | Jul 2, 2018
Very informative tour, even with the rain, she was very patience and understanding when we recreated a picture from my childhood.
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