Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua

4.7
#2 of 34 in Museums in Guatemala
Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • Understand why the city was left in ruins is perfect in a hotel like this. It allows to make a tour without being hispedado in the hotel and worth without a doubt.
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  • Very nice hotel and museum, fantastic garden with lots of genuine things. However service in the lobby very poor uninterested and not problemsolving persons. The rooms are quite old, and worn. Exampel...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous converted monastery complete with ruins that you can walk around before you eat at their main restaurant, under a canopy of trees. There is an art gallery with beautiful pieces. The...  more »
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  • I see why this is rated number 1 on trip advisor. It is really cool. So much to see. Plan on a good 3-4 hours. It's like a whole bunch of little museums rolled into 1. Some great old ruins and artifacts. You really need to do this. We entered from the university side and made our way through to the other end where there is a very fantastic restaurant which you should eat at. Made for a perfect day in Antigua.
  • A must see to visit when your in Antigua. An old convent is converted i to a beuatifull hotel and a combination of different museums which are all beautifull and interesting.
  • If you have the opportunity to visit, a must!
  • Amazing hotel and service.
  • It is a hotel with excellent service, very nice, especially staff, without a doubt the best in Antigua Guatemala.
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