Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua

(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
See a diverse collection of Central American art and artifacts in an atmospheric setting at Casa Santo Domingo--a museum and a five-star hotel built on the grounds of a 16th-century convent destroyed in an earthquake. Walk around the green courtyard inhabited by flamboyant parrots and see the historic ruins of a church and a crypt. Different museums on site cover everything from historical pharmaceuticals to contemporary art, with a significant collection of Central American art from several periods. The hotel's design incorporates the remains and Baroque features of the old convent. You don't have to be a hotel guest to dine in the picturesque restaurant--though do prepare for rather steep prices. Plan to visit Casa Santo Domingo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Antigua attractions using our Antigua family vacation planner.
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  • We not stayed at the Hotel, but it is worth entering really know this ancient monastery, very cute, walk its halls, meet their gardens at night is illuminated with candles, recommend to dine in the restaurant where the service, food and price is very good. On the other hand every half hour passes a transportation which leads to the Hill of the fork, where you can enjoy a nice view.
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  • Just a beautifully "done" place. Felt like I was in a romantic movie looking for Meryl Streep in some period costume! The grounds, restarant and public areas are just unique around the ruins of a larg...  more »
  • This wonderful experience is less than a 10 minute walk from the main square. You can spend any time upwards from 30 minutes here to find yourself stepping back into Colonial history and imagining ano...  more »