Relief Map, Guatemala City

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Witness a remarkable feat of topographical study at Relief Map, a 167 sq m (1,800 sq ft) three-dimensional cement map that accurately reflects Guatemala's geography. After a period of roaming the country with only a donkey and some measuring implements, Francisco Vela created the original map from 1904-05. Remarkable for being almost perfectly to scale, it includes elements of the landscape such as volcanoes, roads, ports, mountains, towns, and rivers--one of which even has running water. The map has been steadily updated over recent years to reflect developments. Ascend one of two observation towers to get a bird's-eye view of this Central American nation. Using our custom trip planner, Guatemala City attractions like Relief Map can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is very pretty to see our Relief Map, it was made many years ago but is a place that we like to go and we recommend for tourism.  more »
  • This relief map is huge! You get a bird's eye view of the whole country and get a sense of where you are and where you'll go. It took the people 50 years to build this and it is absolutely worthwhile!  more »

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