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Museo de Arte Colonial

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Poor lighting and unrestored religious paintings

We felt the architecture was more interesting then the contents of this museum. The large paintings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John J
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Merida, Mexico
Good collection of old religious paintings set inside what was the first educational institution in Antia n educational

Museum is the place featured on the back of one of the country's currency notes 100QED. A... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
William W
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Poor lighting and unrestored religious paintings”
30 May 2018
“Good collection of old religious paintings set inside what was the first educational institution in Antia n educational”
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Art and architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries are exhibited in this local museum.
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5a Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7832 0429
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt the architecture was more interesting then the contents of this museum. The large paintings taken from many abandoned churches are dark due to not being restored.

Thank John J
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Museum is the place featured on the back of one of the country's currency notes 100QED. A pleasant site - not too much to see but worth a visit if this sort of art is of interest

Thank William W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

You could only see the outside of the place and see a fountain inside. I am not dure if it was open but worth a view inside at the fountain.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I enjoy history so this was interesting for me to visit his museum. It would be good if they had a paid or unpaid guides available. Maybe they do but no one was available they day we visited. Be sure to have a camera with...More

Thank Chapingros
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We just walked in off the street to view the courtyard which is beautiful, containing a fountain surrounded by impressively arched colonial architecture. Worth a peek. Opposite the entrance to the ruins of the old cathedral.

Thank cheshiretraveller57
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Loved strolling through Museo de Arte Colonial. It is informative, beautiful and peaceful. This can be visited as part of a walking tour.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 December 2017

When you go to Antigua Guatemala, don't miss this museum. From the central courtyard and lovely colonial architecture, to the incredible pieces of religious art, this place is a feast for the eyes and worth the Q50 entrance fee. It is located across the cathedral.

Thank M.E. A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The museum part is really nothing special. Inside is very beautiful though and is probably the most quiet place in Antigua. It's a good place to study if you're attending Spanish school.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Nice place to go inside and look at the hidden home square from the street. Lot of small shops all around with kind sales people. I love the colourful and smiling Indian population.

Thank Leon W
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Was so beautiful there. Free admission nice and calm. Went for a wonderful coffee peaceful courtyard nice place to relax.

Thank Eric M
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