Museums in Antigua

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Museums in Antigua

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  • robjustrob
    Lethbridge, Canada1,756 contributions
    i bought these choclate discs that i didnt realize are for making hot chocolate, you simply drop them into hot water or hot milk and they dissolve. they are great. too bad i was eating them like a big cookie, lol
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • ilovelanguage
    Escazu, Costa Rica108 contributions
    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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  • eflowe
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    The private one on one class given by Estelle is great. She made it easy to learn and understand even if my knowledge in Spanish is very limited. She was also very caring and patient. And Danielo was also very nice and professional. Well worth the experience. Thank you!
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Jim B
    Grapeview, WA1,212 contributions
    We went here since it was close to where we are staying, not expecting anything great based on other reviews. It was better than we expected. It has two distinct museums, one on coffee production and the other on Mayan culture, centered around music.

    Both museums are worthwhile to visit. There are guided tours, but you can also wander through at your own pace, as they have plenty of descriptions in both Spanish & English. We were able to tag along on an English tour through the music museum but did a self guided tour through the coffee museum as there was only a Spanish tour being offered while we were there.

    It was very quiet while we were there on a Wednesday morning & early afternoon. The grounds around the buildings are quite pleasant to walk through. Price for each museum is 35Q but they offer both for 60Q.

    The visit concludes with a small cup of coffee at the gift shop.
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • verdantheart
    47 contributions
    This wandering route through an art gallery, historic Pharmacy, private home and music sala lead you to a fabulous Art Gallery next to Santo Domigo. It is inspired. It features display cases with a trio of pieces which reflect a theme: one pre-Columbian, and two contemporary. Just fabulous and has great didactic.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • dmt11111
    Chicago, Illinois, United States10 contributions
    During my recent visit to Antigua I was so fortunate to discover this new gallery / art museum. I spent a delightful time learning about some local artists who were represented as well as the background of this new space. The installations were intriguing and wonderful and I can’t wait to go back on my next trip to Antigua. The on-site staff was exceptionally helpful and the overall space beautifully designed and laid out. Make sure to visit the small but exquisite gift shop with items all from local artists and cooperatives to support the communities. The two re-purposed school buses which now function as a small cafe with delicious Guatemalan coffee are a charming addition and such a great idea... I urge you to include a visit to Nueva Fabrica when coming to Antigua. You will love it...
    Written 1 June 2019
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  • Lilikins P
    New York City, NY16 contributions
    This place was worth every penny to be honest! Our itinerary for Guatemala was pretty simple- take a red eye flight to Guatemala, pick up our rental and drive to Antigua with a stop at Hobbitenango for breakfast before hitting Casa Santo Domingo.

    Let me tell you, best idea ever. Check out my review for Hobbitenango later, when I got to Casa Santo Domingo it was a little rocky because there were long check in lines and it was only 12:50pm when I got there (check in is at 3pm) signs for parking was not clear since I came into Antigua from a different road so I parked on the street (make sure you pay for your *daily* street parking permit- $10Q) Google maps sent me to 7 Caldos parking lot for some reason. Anyways we were able to snag a room early, we booked a room close to the spa and it was wonderful. All of the bathroom products were L'Occtaine (which was very nice!) There were robes and rubber slippers for us. The restaurants on site were fabulous, drinks were great, pool was nice and the massages were the best I've ever had- anywhere! 10 out of 10 for the quality of massage (including the space they offer to give massages was wonderful!)

    Things that were not so awesome were the wait times you had to experience to get a drink or food (I think they have one main bar and kitchen that they run food from back and forth despite having a dining/bar area in the spa). They charge you for bottled water once you run through your complimentary bottle in the room. Parking is so unclear on how to get to and what to do. When we checked in no one showed us around- we had no idea our stay included a museum tour, no idea where the spa was (initially). We were kind of left to fend for ourselves in those regards and that's a bummer because we figured out most of these things as we were leaving.

    My suggestion is to have the front desk give people a pamphlet at check in and guide them through what's offered at the hotel and a map- the hotel is pretty large!
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Jane Marie M
    Pittstown, United States31 contributions
    A nice building to tour, but you have to know the hours it is open because often it is closed to the public.
    Written 22 January 2019
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  • warren s
    Escazu, Costa Rica14 contributions
    I was taken by surprise by the serenity of this museum. The galleries are laid out with exceptional care . One can see the intense style of colonial Hispanic artist and feel the heavy effect of the picture upon the viewer. Included in the museum is a life size mock-up of the church school classrooms that were also housed here.This is a very enlightening view into Colonial Antigua
    Written 5 May 2019
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  • eam51
    UK21 contributions
    A beautiful spot with glorious colourful artwork. I bought a piece from them via their Facebook page and received excellent service, continual updates, fast delivery to the UK and I am extremely happy with my purchase! Highly recommended.
    Written 29 April 2018
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  • parrottdize
    Dyer, IN1,853 contributions
    This is part of La Azotea Cultural Center and is in the same area where coffee farming is explained.
    There are a number of museums......coffee, music and Native Indian. There are a number of things to see and do at this site, enough for 3 or 4 hours to do it right.
    It is best to look at the pictures that reviewers have supplied to get a idea of what this place looks like. Also go to the La Azotea Cultural Center review page of TripAdisor to get more information.
    Written 10 April 2019
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  • Giuseppe S
    Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
    Supreme location, right on Park Central. It is held in a beautiful colonial building. The only disappointing is that it is a little bit messy with objects shown without a clear logic or enough explanations. You could see some cannons, portraits , swords and weapons, music instruments, wood carvings, ceramics.
    Written 12 March 2018
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  • catherinecK4593VL
    Sarasota, FL106 contributions
    The work that is on display and available for sale is vibrant and eye catching. The photographer who is behind these photographs, uses the profits from the sale to help the children in the photographs go to college.
    Written 9 September 2016
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