Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Antigua

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#2 of 47 in Museums in Guatemala
Must see · Art Museum · History Museum
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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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  • 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 »
  • Really cool museum to visit. It is more like 6 different museums: one for silver, one for chocolate, one of the ruins of the church and its relics and crypts, one of claywork and candles, one of... 
    Really cool museum to visit. It is more like 6 different museums: one for silver, one for chocolate, one of the ruins of the church and its relics and crypts, one of claywork and candles, one of...  more »
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  • Great hotel, environment , history and culture PROS: Great history, kudos to the designers and architects who beautifully retained the ruins and built a hotel around it. Decent museums on the premise. If you are a history buff, this is your place. Great room service and other service professionals. CONS: not a great room. We got one of the bad ones. Water leaked from shower two days of the 4 days we stayed. Had to call support at odd hours. Very small patio and not well maintained. The one restaurant on premise has a great ambience, but food is probably average. Handful of items in breakfast buffet is good, but overall slightly average. Summary: May be a higher 3 star or 4 star.
  • This is the first review I’ve ever left and I wish it gave me the option to leave more than 5 stars. This is not my first time staying here but this hotel is truly immaculate. They run a very tight ship and everyone there is trained to make your experience unforgettable. The 5 star dining experience is unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled. I was observing the details of how they serve and anyone who knows fine dining would see they truly made no mistakes. The hotel grounds themselves are so well kept, clean and beautiful. Not to mention the employees are so kind and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They make it to where you don’t even want to leave the hotel and explore! Lol. I brought my in-laws to Guatemala and they came home so happy and they are already planning their next trip. Also, the rooms are amazing because they really keep the integrity of what the hotel once was, an old monastery, and at the same time, they have the upgrades to make it comfortable. We had three rooms and each one was unique and beautiful. Thank you Hotel Casa Santo Domingo for a truly unforgettable week!!

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