Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Antigua

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See a diverse collection of Central American art and artifacts in an atmospheric setting at Casa Santo Domingo Museums--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. Put Casa Santo Domingo Museums on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Antigua planning website.
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  • So this used to be a large Dominican monastery in 1542. It consisted of numerous buildings. Unfortunately a lot of the buildings were significantly damaged over the subsequent centuries by frequent... 
    So this used to be a large Dominican monastery in 1542. It consisted of numerous buildings. Unfortunately a lot of the buildings were significantly damaged over the subsequent centuries by frequent...  more »
  • The hotel grounds are beautiful, and they contain ruins that make it a museum and open to the public for a fee. It is definitely worth visiting the grounds and even having a meal. However, our stay... 
    The hotel grounds are beautiful, and they contain ruins that make it a museum and open to the public for a fee. It is definitely worth visiting the grounds and even having a meal. However, our stay...  more »
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  • I’m giving this place a 4 star because next to our door entrance was a creepy Christian statue. It’s was super weird in then middle of the night. Also I didn’t like the creepy baby statues. I get it’s a museum but it doesn’t have the first thing I see when I walk in or walk out the door. The open air spa was very nice! Very romantic. I would highly recommend the experience. Although I couldn’t seem to find a unisex steam or dry Sauna. One comment is that when you leave to use the spa through the back Terrance there is no way to lock your doors! So anyone can just walk in. In addition there was no handles to pull the door open. The restaurant staff was very nice. But just know you will be paying New York like prices. Compared food in to the area.
  • This place is an Experience, not just a hotel. If you come here expecting the "hotel" aspect to be the best thing, you will be disappointed. The best thing about this place is how the synergy of it all comes together to produce something utterly unique. You are transported to a different time with modern 21st century amenities. Every piece of furniture, so strategically placed down the hallways, is a relic of a time we only read about in history books. Ruins, that are a stroll away from your bedroom, ready to tell stories of centuries gone by, full of mystery, secrets, tragedies and joys. The staff, ready to assist at the drop of a dime, is a compliment to the experience in itself. The meals are fantastic and fine dining at its best!! I really enjoyed having my country's flag displayed on our table during dinner, a very personal touch. If I had to improve on something, and only if i had to, it would be the check in process. It would have been nice to be directed to where the ammenities were located and what amenities were at your disposal. Perhaps a map of the grounds on your check in or in the room would have been helpful. Fantastic overall experience and kudos to the designers!!

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