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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  • This house is not well publicized in the local tourist guides and we came across it by just randomly walking down the street. From the outside, you have no idea what is behind the walls of this compou...  more »
  • It is worth to stop by and visit the house's rooms,kitchen,roof top. It was cool to listen about the family who lived there, you had feeling you better understood how people lived back then.  more »
  • This is one of the old homes in Antigua now open to the public, so everybody can see how families lived in Antigua centuries ago.  more »
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  • If you love avocados, and fell in love with the architecture of Antigua this is a must visit. Reservation required and guides are volunteers. They know very little about his contributions to the tropical biology and dendrology. So read up. Makes for a much richer visit. Also, the guides are quite temperamental. Slow down in the backyard garden stretch.
  • Small place for meetings, with a great garden in the back. Loved the setting and the ambience of the place.
  • We were here for a very interesting conference. They have different events throughout the year.
  • Amazing house.
  • Great place to have a moment of peace, tranquility and reunion with oneself.
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