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Museo de Santiago

Town Hall, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 0429
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An old, sad museum

The experience in this museum is sad. Like many other museums in Guatemala, this one has amazing... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
carmengonzalezh
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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
The civic side of Antigua's colonial history

Right on the central plaza, and a nice break from all the religious sites. Ground floor has a few... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2016
Quasimama
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Port St Lucie, FL
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This small museum of historic artifacts and weapons is located in the Town Hall.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“san carlos” (2 reviews)
“objects” (2 reviews)
“centuries” (2 reviews)
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Town Hall, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7832 0429
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The experience in this museum is sad. Like many other museums in Guatemala, this one has amazing works of art, but placed in a messy, slopy environment. The museography displays and concepts are arcaic, and they are the same since 1977, when I first visited...More

Thank carmengonzalezh
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Right on the central plaza, and a nice break from all the religious sites. Ground floor has a few cannons, figures from the original fountain. Upstairs are a few original pieces of colonial furniture, a portrait gallery (including one of Don Pedro, town founder in...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 21 December 2015

For 30Q (about $4), you will spend 10-15 minutes simply moving past some old portraits (likely reproductions), some cannons (almost certainly reproductions) and misc. random stuff - there are maybe 2 swords and a small cache of knives/other weapons. That's it. Nothing in English, either....More

Thank ConnieDalian_
Reviewed 12 August 2015

While currently a Colonial museum, the Museum was originally the University of San Carlos. Founded in 1676 under Carlos Borromeo, the University of San Carlos was the third University to be founded in Latin America. For hundreds of years, the building served as the most...More

1  Thank Andres B
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Formerly the main administration building for the Spanish Crown on the Guatemala Colonial Province. This is a huge with three indoor plazas inside. Altough the collections are not that well organized and with somewhat flimsy explanations, the fact that there are so many colonial objects...More

1  Thank Leutanant_Freck
Reviewed 20 February 2014

This museum and building is not open as at mid Feb due to renovations. I only gave it an average rating so I could write this.

Thank TheProdigitalSon
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I attended the museum at Museo de Santiago. Small but very nicely layer out. The ruins in which it is located was a wonderful part of Antigua.

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 3 February 2013

This collection of historic pieces juxtaposed with contemporary pieces of the same theme is fascinating and original. Well worth the time and small price.

1  Thank Beachly271
Reviewed 29 January 2013

This is a stunning little museum with modern displays and exemplarary blown glass from around the world nestled beside similar works of art from three or more centuries ago. Plan to spend at least an hour here.

Thank foggySanFrancisco
Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is just worth it! The art and presentation are quite lovely and will offer an education.

Thank TOSALL
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