International Tourism Magazine Encourages Visitors to Visit the National Art Museum of Guatemala

The publication mentioned several beautiful places worldwide, including Antigua, Guatemala, especially Munag.

by Astrid Luna
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Guatemala City, by Jenny Rivera -AGN- As one of the best 24 places to visit in 2024, the international magazine Condé Nast Traveler mentioned the Museo Nacional de Arte de Guatemala -Munag-, located in the Centro Cultural Real Palacio de los Capitanes, in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez.

The issue mentioned beautiful places worldwide; among those places, people were invited to visit the city of Antigua Guatemala, specifically the National Museum of Art of Guatemala -Munag-, which is world-class, unique in its category, dedicated to national art and houses pieces that show more than three thousand years of cultural wealth.

Condé Nast Traveler magazine stated, “Throughout Guatemala, new artistic, cultural, and community spaces are begging travelers to venture out.”

The Munag

The government of President Alejandro Giammattei continues to support the conservation of art, and the Munag is one of the achievements of his administration. The first phase of the Museum was inaugurated in September 2021, when it had seven halls. Then, in 2022, the authorities presented the second phase, which expanded the exhibition space to 22 rooms.

The Munag protects more than 3,000 years of cultural wealth. Among the works of art it houses are masterpieces from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, republican, modern, and contemporary periods.

Services

The services offered to national and foreign visitors are audio guides, rest areas, meeting points, gift stores, and reading areas.

In this way, the Government of President Alejandro Giammattei ensures the conservation and preservation of more than 3,000 years of cultural wealth in Guatemala.

History

The building that holds the Munag was built in the sixteenth century, during the colonial period, to be the seat of the Government of the Captaincy General of the Kingdom of Guatemala.  The tour takes visitors on a journey through time. Its art style is contemporary. It also has modern art techniques, transcendental republican art, the majesty of colonial art, and the incomparable and spectacular millenary pieces of pre-Hispanic art.

The Munag has two tiers and fifty-four arches. It was the seat of the Royal Audience and the Captaincy General of the Kingdom of Guatemala for two hundred years.

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