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Casa Popenoe

6ta. Calle Oriente, No. 16 La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 3002 3467
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Brilliant House Tour

What is more fun than snooping in someone's house?? Dr. Popenoe was a US agronomist, who worked... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
didreyfus
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Panajachel, Guatemala
via mobile
Colonial Gem

The tour provides a very insightful peek into colonial life of Antigua. Tour guide was amazing... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
phojeda
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
via mobile
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Casa Popenoe appeals to the inquiring mind. It prompts us to ask questions about ideas, about passion, about commitment; about history, art, science, beauty, austerity, proportion. What role does each play in human development? In the development of civilization?
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“colonial life” (4 reviews)
“colonial gem” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6ta. Calle Oriente, No. 16 La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 3002 3467
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

What is more fun than snooping in someone's house?? Dr. Popenoe was a US agronomist, who worked for the dreaded United Fruit improving Alvacado yields. His three wives took various roles in furnishing the house with 16th century portraits, ceramics and renovating the gardens. There...More

Thank didreyfus
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The tour provides a very insightful peek into colonial life of Antigua. Tour guide was amazing! Must see!

Thank phojeda
lalolem17, General Manager at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank your for your review we're always happy to great our visitor. Please feel welcome to come anytime.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Casa Popenoe is a great visit if you want to discover how the daily life was at the beginning of the last century. A rare occasion to see the furniture, kitchen, daily organisation...

Thank Lesly P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A restored, historical "Casa" (~museo) dating back to the 16th century. It features a colonial home designed around a courtyard/patio with many period furnishings, as well as the remains of an apartment home (re)built in the 20th century -- now used for educational purposes. Very...More

Thank William B
lalolem17, Manager at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you for the review, we always want to give our best in this tours and show visitors a little bit of Antigua's history.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

A fascinating slice of life as it was for upper class Antiguans 400 years ago. We were fortunate enough to have the museum director Loren guide us and she was a wealth of information. After seeing many local churches,monasteries and convents it was so interesting...More

Thank ChowHound2015
lalolem17, Manager at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you very much! We appreciate your review, we are very happy when visitors like the house and its history. All the best for you!

Reviewed 2 February 2017

A guide from the university takes you through the grounds and explains the history of how it came to be and how Antigua has preserved its colonial flavour due to the man who last restored it.

Thank soorya2017
lalolem17, Director General at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you for your review... Al the best for you

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Location: In the historical part of Antigua, in short walking distance from most parts of the area. Special: Its not on the standard list of tourist attractions in the city which is understood as its relatively expensive but do not save on it. After walking...More

Thank Shlo73
lalolem17, Director General at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Thank you for your review, we always want visitor to learn more about La Antigua and Wilson Popenoe.

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Don't miss this! A house whose history mirrors the history of the city: colonial through today. A fascinating tour given by a wonderful woman; Lorena was amazing and her enthusiasm for the house was contagious. A highlight of our stay in Antigua.

Thank Dougswife
lalolem17, Director General at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you for your review, we are always glad when visitors enjoy the site and learn about Wilson Popenoe and the development of La Antigua. We hope to hear from you soon. Regards

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an ancient home, turned into a Museum by one of the best universities in Guatemala, where sometimes events are held. Built in 1700. There is the main home, a big house and some extensions were built through the years, making it a very...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was a FANTASTIC tour. A must book. Make sure you email ahead and book a tour, you can't just show up. You get to see the whole house, touch everything. Our tour guide loved the home and loved showing it to us. I would...More

Thank AnniePie120
lalolem17, Director General at Casa Popenoe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for your post, we are a small family at Casa Popenoe and we love to show the house to everybody. We are happy you loved it. All the best for you

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Bob G
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Response from lalolem17 | Property representative |
Hello, we charge 1o dollars or 80 quetzales per person and the tour is about 1.5 hours.
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