Casa Santo Domingo Hotel
Since its genesis, Casa Santo Domingo was the bastion of one of the most grandest convents of America: the one that sheltered the followers of the order of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
Casa Santo Domingo is an important part of the beautiful colonial reliquary that preserves in its bowels the treasures from the baroque period of ancestral America. Each corner of this house, each stone, each image and each piece that composes this unequalled whole of works becomes a lost page in time, which one by one is joined forming a beautiful chapter of the grand book of our history.
Today, as the Phoenix bird, these treasures are resurfaced so that locals and foreign can appreciate and understand the stories that its textures, forms and colours tell us, ones you will admire at Hotel Museum Casa Santo Domingo.
ABOUT THE HOTEL
Casa Santo Domingo opened its doors in June 1989. It ’s located 45 km. from the capital city (50 minutes by car) and barely 10 minutes walking distance from the center of the city of La Antigua Guatemala. It has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature between 55° y 75°F. The warm months are from January up to April and from May up to October is the rainy season.
CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
According to what writers assure “it was the most beautiful in America” . The notorious historian Fuentes y Guzmán said: “That the Virgin was in a place as much as capable and refined Chapel…” Another historian calls it “the magnificent …for its grandeur and singular adornments…being an admirable wonder, worthy of the saintly image”.