Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Casa Santo Domingo Museums
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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Casa Santo Domingo Museums reviews
I really loved this museum/ hotel. The original convent remnants are incorporated with the hotel. The museum pieces were so interesting. I enjoyed seeing the colonial and Guatemalan pieces. Well...
I really loved this museum/ hotel. The original convent remnants are incorporated with the hotel. The museum pieces were so interesting. I enjoyed seeing the colonial and Guatemalan pieces. Well... more »
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 »
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.
Room was old, and beds were like a rock. Saving grace of the bathroom was the water pressure, which was spectacular - like being power washed. The grounds are confusing, like a maze. We arrived late and got lost, stopped to ask workers who were hanging around and they ignored us and pretended like we were not there…. Very awkward. Lighting is bad in many places and the ground is uneven, including random small steps - BEWARE of these as I did not see the small step in the veritable darkness (at 10 am mind you) and literally tumbled onto the floor. My husband exclaimed and helped me up and not one worker (of which there are many) noticed? Including the people we had just been speaking to moments before. Employees at reception were helpful and offered to put in a room service order for us, which arrived swiftly and was delicious. I didn’t try the breakfast but it all looked spectacular. Gardens were beautiful and peaceful. All in all, wouldn’t stay here again.
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