Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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viajar10
Atlanta, GA23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
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 was not memorable in the least. The front desk staff is seemingly untrained. They could not answer basic questions about the hotel property itself. Our rooms were outdated and beds uncomfortable. They decided to change pool hours on the day of simply because the hotel was not very crowded, which was a disappointment to our kids who were planning to swim. Breakfast was included; however the line for the breakfast buffet fue to COVID restrictions was obnoxious. We asked our server to bring tortillas since they were being made fresh and there was a long delay. 30 minutes later, he told us our tortillas had been given to another customer. Small items like this kept adding up and definitely were not worthy of the previous reputation of this hotel. The rates are simply not justified given the level of service and amenities. We were looking forward to this stay and walked away sorely disappointed.
Written 3 May 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review about your recent eperience at Casa Santo Domingo. We are disheartened to hear that many elements of your stay were dissappointing and that your expectations were not met. If there is any way to earn back your business in the future please let me know.
Written 7 June 2022
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CaFoodRepublic
Chico, CA644 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Important not only for it’s a historical role in the construction and Life of the city, but important because it is one of the largest archaeological complexes open to the public. Expansive ruins with fairly good labeling Allow one to appreciate this edifice. But what makes this a really amazing places the way in which it has been adapted to a high-end hotel, which assists in its preservation and that generates lots of cash for the economy. Add to that A top-flight restaurant with beautiful seating, and some of the most impressive art galleries with art for sale to the public that you will find in the city. Dozens of wonderful photogenic settings available. A must see.
Written 22 February 2020
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Dear Foodfunfest, Thank you very much for your special review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your visit to La Antigua and that visiting us made your trip special. We hope you return in a near future.
Written 20 March 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In 1538, the first Dominican friars of the "Orden de Predicadores de Santo Domingo de Guzmán" arrived in the "Capitanía General de Guatemala", establishing the "Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo". It was one of the most important Roman Catholic convents of the Americas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The baroque two-towered building with fantastic ten bells, filled with rich objects and holy relics, was destroyed by the earthquakes of 1773. Its ruins remained abandoned for many years. Centuries later, they were somehow restored and house, today, an awesome complex of museums. Through the ancient walls, brick archways, old crypts and tile corridors, the treasures of "Casa Santo Domingo" are on display: pre-Columbian Mayan art, ceramics, religious objects, silver and glass wares, old pharmacy articles ... plus paintings, sculptures, colonial furniture and archaelogical findings. Art and history. Unmissable! Enjoy!
Written 21 August 2020
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It is very pleasant to receive such a detailed comment on your appreciation of the cultural and archaeological remains of the former Santo Domingo convent, its museums and contents. Thank you for your dedication and we hope that you will visit us again soon.
Written 25 February 2021
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ilovelanguage
Escazu, Costa Rica195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 architecture that had a 'then and now' photograph exhibit to show old and current photos of places in Antigua and in the capitol, and the Vical museum, which had pottery, urns and figurines from ancient times (like 2000 and 3000 years ago!) alongside modern pieces that take inspiration or 'mirror' the ancient works of art. This last museum was a real treat! The space was amazing, the lighting was proper and the pieces were breathtaking. Highly recommend this museum to all Antigua visitors.
Written 13 April 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know that you enjoyed visiting the archaeological areas and museum exhibits. We hope a return visit is in your future plans.
Written 25 April 2022
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USAViajera
U.S.A.168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Very beautiful hotel that used to be a monastery therefore it has a lot of history, relics, museums, and even ruins on the property. The architecture is fantastic. The service was great and the food was very good. My room had a view of 2 volcanoes, one of them active so you would see it spewing gas from time to time, very cool. The room was very spacious and had a sitting area with a fire place. The decor was a bit dated so it could definitely use a remodel. Antigua is absolutely beautiful, cobblestone streets, quaint, safe and clean, loved it. Make sure you go to the "mirador" or lookout, easy short walk from town and nice wide steps to the top. Also, go to the Tenedor del Cerro, a restaurant up on a hill with an amazing view of the city and volcanos, beautiful grounds with sculptures and paintings.
Written 15 August 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to know that you had a nice experience and look forward to serving you in the future. Regarding the room decor, please tell us in which room you stayed during your visit so we can see what needs to be done. We pay special attention to the punctual performance of our maintenance and renovation program so this helps a lot.
Written 23 August 2023
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Orit B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Poetry! The music and walk through the museums' gardens in a treat by itself. Than you have the amazing art exhibitions, we loved the old with the new in which they put together ancient mayan art together with modern glass items, was fun. The sculptures and the art was fantastic. Not to be missed.
Written 1 May 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience with others, we are happy to know that we meet your expectations. We hope a return visit is in your plans.
Written 17 May 2024
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Robert S
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was the last stop on a long morning tour; hence, a great place to pause. It is a partially restored ruin with art stores and cafes with opportunity to visit, drink and chat in a modern setting and upscale opportunities. Thankfully, we were leaving just a massive wave of cruise ship people were coming in...
Written 6 January 2020
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Dear Robert, Thank you for including a visit to our property while in La Antigua. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it as well as the tour through our museusm. All the best.
Written 11 January 2020
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
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 worth a visit.
Written 16 January 2023
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Thank you for visiting our museums and for sharing your experience with others. We hope a return visit is in your future plans.
Written 19 January 2023
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SnakeJazzDancer
Boston, MA2,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic collections. Casa Santo Domingo is worth a stop. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous, the museum fantastic, and the ruins just give the entire place a little extra magic. Treat yourself to a spa day after walking around the museum. You won’t regret it.
Written 29 June 2021
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Thank you so much for such a high rating, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon.
Written 16 November 2021
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steph k
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
In the main garden patio area, there are about 5 scarlet macaws perched on wooden pegs hanging from trees.

We noticed that a few of them didn't look so great, full of bald spots, moving around anxiously, or not moving at all. Their wings have been clipped, so they sit on these pegs all day, they can't fly or move around, just hopping from peg to peg (and there are only a few of them).

This hotel is absolutely beautiful, an an amazing combination of colonial ruins with modern features. We loved the hotel, the shops inside, the restaurant, the museums, and everything else about it. However, the presence of these captive birds seems to be a completely unnecessary cruelty.

These birds were meant to fly, not stand on a peg all day every day as adornment, as if they were just another sculpture or painting on the wall.

Written 2 September 2015
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