Museums

Enjoy our culture

In Casa Santo Domingo, a profound respect for yesterday and today’s culture prevails; that is why we have undertaken the task of building and restoring a colonial monument in order to preserve and highlight the artistic manifestations that, due to their relevance, deserve to be called true works of art.

Museums Promenade

The Museums Promenade is a cultural route created by an agreement between San Carlos de Guatemala University and Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. It is a route that makes it possible to visit the museums installed in what was the church and convent of Santo Domingo and Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas) College. During the time of the Spanish domination these places constituted one single unit.

In Casa Santo Domingo, a profound respect for yesterday and today’s culture prevails; that is why we have undertaken the task of building and restoring a colonial monument in order to preserve and highlight the artistic manifestations that, due to their relevance, deserve to be called true works of art.

Museums Promenade

The Museums Promenade is a cultural route created by an agreement between San Carlos de Guatemala University and Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. It is a route that makes it possible to visit the museums installed in what was the church and convent of Santo Domingo and Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas) College. During the time of the Spanish domination these places constituted one single unit.

Colonial Museum

The Colonial Museum contains works produced during the 16th, 17th and early 19 th centuries. It includes religious paintings, paintings, Archangels, Saints, Virgins, cherubs and animas among others.

Archeology Museum

It contains objects of pottery and stone that mostly correspopnd to the classical period (200-900 AC) of the Maya culture, such as feminine figures, vases, plates, bowls, funerary urns, censers, axes and ceremonial yokes. 

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Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and Modern Glass

It contains sculptures made of glass that contrast harmoniously with beatiful pre-Hispanic pieces of clay and stone. The objective is to demonstrate the diferences and similarities between the old and the new. 

Marco Augusto Quiroa and the Artist Halls

A spacious enclosure in which art works by distinguihed artists, both national and foreign, form temporary exhibitions of three to six months duration. 

SILVER MUSEUM

In this room you can see many silver objects from the  16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Most are of liturgical use such as votive lamps, candelabras, altar pieces, censers, monstrance's and Saint's iconography.

Pharmacy Museum

Contains objects and furniture used in the pharmacies of Guatemala in the 19th century.