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Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo - Historical Building Antigua - Guatemala

The ruins of Santo Domingo church and convent complex stand inside the grounds of the beautiful Hotel Casa Santo Domingo on the eastern edge of town. Between 1542 and 1666, the Dominican order built one of the largest, richest and most important convents in the colonial city. However, during the 1773 earthquake, both the convent and church were destroyed and its precious works of art were transferred to the new capital. Much later, stone and other materials were taken from the ruins to reconstruct houses and other buildings. After archeological investigations and restoration, the hotel opened in 1989 and the remains of the ruins form an integral part of the Paseo de los Museos. There is a charge for non-guests to enter the ruins and museum complex.


3a. Calle Oriente #28

Antigua, Guatemala

Historical Building Types:
Colonial architecture, Site of historic significance, Church and museum

Getting There

Inside Hotel Casa Santo Domingo

Price Description:


Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m.

Days Closed:Open Monday to Sunday

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:


Paseo de los Museos

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

Contact Information:
Phone: (502) 7820 1220
Fax: (502) 7820 1221
E-mail: (502) 7820 1221

Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Colegio de San Jeronimo, Iglesia y Convento de la Recoleccion, Iglesia y Convento de Santa Clara, Cathedral de Santiago, Palacio de los Capitanes, San Francisco El Grande Church, Las Capuchinas, La Merced and Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Church and Convent .

By Lucy Brown

13 Nov 2009

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