Casa Popenoe, Antigua

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#9 of 10 in Historic Sites in Antigua
A charming reminder of the colonial era, Casa Popenoe was built in the 17th century. After a devastating earthquake in 1773, the building remained desolate and largely forgotten for decades. Restored in the 1930s, the house now operates as a small museum of various colonial artifacts. A window into a bygone era, the interior is filled with furniture and personal items of the home's past owners. Put Casa Popenoe on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Antigua road trip tool .
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  • What is more fun than snooping in someone's house?? Dr. Popenoe was a US agronomist, who worked for the dreaded United Fruit improving Alvacado yields. His three wives took various roles in furnishing...  more »
  • (+) A beautiful house colonial, restored with much affection in the first half of the 20th century. Wonderful journey back in time with parts, furniture, art and decoration of the colonial times, together with vast gardens and a roof terrace with panoramic view of old. The guided tour is unforgettable. (-) The main drawback is that only guided tour, and is usually required to book in advance. The only tour is offered at certain times, so it requires more planning than with other attractions in the city. Also a little difficult find entry... Conclusion: it is not a house in the lot, but that was one of the old standards that set the tone for the restoration and decoration of colonial sites. Surprisingly, the magnificence of the place, the amount of furniture and objects, the life that reigns in this place. A great visit! Recommendation: usually requires a reservation, but it is sometimes possible to find space at the last minute in the times of visit (think 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
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  • If you stay a few days a antigua. do not deprive yourself of this immersion. Magnificent House restored by visionaries. The garden is superb. We discover over parts what daily life was like.
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  • We were here for a very interesting conference. They have different events throughout the year.
  • Amazing house.
  • You can learn about life during the colonial period in Guatemala.
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  • Everytime I go to old I try to book to see this beautiful colonial House. The Dovecote and water pipes are unique because of the colonial era. A monument of archaeology from the time of the Spanish Empire.
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  • An excellent tour.
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