Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua
(4.6/5 based on 950+ 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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  • Bring your camera along for this attraction! There is a nice looking restaurant as you enter the relatively hidden doorway to Santo Domingo. Once inside, tour the grounds and maybe visit some of the m...  more »
  • You can stay at this gorgeous hotel. We didn't stay but we did spend some time exploring the grounds. There are a lot of ruins still standing, that the hotel has incorporated into their current design...  more »
  • We went for brunch, I have never stayed at the hotel. although I have visited the museum there a few times. The setting is truly beautiful, bring a camera, and walk around. Brunch was excellent, atten...  more »