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Hotel Casa Santo Domingo

3a Calle Oriente No. 28 A,
La Antigua, Guatemala

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GASTRONOMY

Guatemala is known as a destination rich in gastronomic culture, from a simple “tortilla” to more elaborate recipes such as “jocón.” The “revolcado”, “pepián” and “pilollada” are typical of La Antigua Guatemala – many sweets of Spanish origin are also prepared such as “bocadillos, nuégados, mazapanes, cocadas and canillas de leche.”

At the hotel the color palette of our kitchen reflects the richness of our home-grown fruits, legumes and spices. From our Arab and Spanish heritage, we inherited two great culinary traditions. 

Common culinary ingredients are beans, corn, cheeses, avocado, rice and all the spices where “chiles” stand out. The typical flavors of our cuisine feature origan, pepper, laurel, parsley, mint and other herbs. Soup is a universal dish and is generally enjoyed very hot. It serves as an appetizer before the main course, which is generally followed by desserts prepared with fruits like papayas, watermelons, mangos, bananas, “zapotes” and peaches. These fruits are also used to make beverages that add a unique colour and flavour to our menu. A good cup of aromatic and dark coffee is the perfect complement to any meal. 

Guatemala is known as a destination rich in gastronomic culture, from a simple “tortilla” to more elaborate recipes such as “jocón.” The “revolcado”, “pepián” and “pilollada” are typical of La Antigua Guatemala – many sweets of Spanish origin are also prepared such as “bocadillos, nuégados, mazapanes, cocadas and canillas de leche.”

At the hotel the color palette of our kitchen reflects the richness of our home-grown fruits, legumes and spices. From our Arab and Spanish heritage, we inherited two great culinary traditions. 

Common culinary ingredients are beans, corn, cheeses, avocado, rice and all the spices where “chiles” stand out. The typical flavors of our cuisine feature origan, pepper, laurel, parsley, mint and other herbs. Soup is a universal dish and is generally enjoyed very hot. It serves as an appetizer before the main course, which is generally followed by desserts prepared with fruits like papayas, watermelons, mangos, bananas, “zapotes” and peaches. These fruits are also used to make beverages that add a unique colour and flavour to our menu. A good cup of aromatic and dark coffee is the perfect complement to any meal. 

Natural Attractions, Ecology, Flora & Fauna

La Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by many natural attractions, including coffee and macadamia farms and Finca Defay, where more than a dozen varieties of grapes are grown. Breathtaking natural landscapes include the Almolonga Valley and Pancho y Valley, which is the site of Agua Volcano, Fuego, Florence, the Guacalate River, the historic route of the Laguna de Dueñas, El Cerro de la Cruz, and Spa San Lorenzo el Cubo.

La Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by many natural attractions, including coffee and macadamia farms and Finca Defay, where more than a dozen varieties of grapes are grown. Breathtaking natural landscapes include the Almolonga Valley and Pancho y Valley, which is the site of Agua Volcano, Fuego, Florence, the Guacalate River, the historic route of the Laguna de Dueñas, El Cerro de la Cruz, and Spa San Lorenzo el Cubo.

TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS

One of the world’s great historical and cultural treasures, Guatemala was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. Sacatepéquez is one of Guatemala’s more fascinating districts, known not just for its peculiar geographical location but also for its extraordinary cultural heritage. The town’s psychic legends include stories of ghosts and souls in pain such as “el sombrerón, la llorona, los rezadores, el cadejo, el cura sin cabeza.” Several traditional festivals are celebrated during the year, mainly All Saints Day, Concepción, Corpus Christie, Christmas, New Years and others. The Passion of Christ is commemorated with more religious fervor during Easter Week and is represented by solemn religious ceremonies in Catholic churches and impressive processions winding through the city.

La Antigua – also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a charming city in the high plains of Guatemala, about 45 minutes from the capital.

The city is probably best known for three things: the beautiful Spanish-style architecture and cobblestone streets built in the 16th century (preserved by law to this day), the many ruined churches and monasteries, casualties of the 1773 earthquake, and the majestic volcanoes looming on all sides. It is popular among tourists at all times of the year and is teeming with great restaurants, Spanish-style hotels with flowered courtyards and dozens of Spanish-language schools.

La Antigua has preserved its colonial charm over the years and offers a perfect climate that makes it the prime destination for tourists. Visitors can enjoy shopping at any of the many markets located within the city as well as visit the ruins of the old convents.

One of the world’s great historical and cultural treasures, Guatemala was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. Sacatepéquez is one of Guatemala’s more fascinating districts, known not just for its peculiar geographical location but also for its extraordinary cultural heritage. The town’s psychic legends include stories of ghosts and souls in pain such as “el sombrerón, la llorona, los rezadores, el cadejo, el cura sin cabeza.” Several traditional festivals are celebrated during the year, mainly All Saints Day, Concepción, Corpus Christie, Christmas, New Years and others. The Passion of Christ is commemorated with more religious fervor during Easter Week and is represented by solemn religious ceremonies in Catholic churches and impressive processions winding through the city.

La Antigua – also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a charming city in the high plains of Guatemala, about 45 minutes from the capital.

The city is probably best known for three things: the beautiful Spanish-style architecture and cobblestone streets built in the 16th century (preserved by law to this day), the many ruined churches and monasteries, casualties of the 1773 earthquake, and the majestic volcanoes looming on all sides. It is popular among tourists at all times of the year and is teeming with great restaurants, Spanish-style hotels with flowered courtyards and dozens of Spanish-language schools.

La Antigua has preserved its colonial charm over the years and offers a perfect climate that makes it the prime destination for tourists. Visitors can enjoy shopping at any of the many markets located within the city as well as visit the ruins of the old convents.