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Museo de Arte Colonial

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Address: 5a Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7832 0429

Art and architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries are exhibited in this...

Art and architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries are exhibited in this local museum.

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not all its made out to be

This Art museum was on multiple "must see" lists and maps for Antigua, however once there it is sorely lacking. You paid triple the price as a tourist to that of a local and the... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This Art museum was on multiple "must see" lists and maps for Antigua, however once there it is sorely lacking. You paid triple the price as a tourist to that of a local and the cost isn't worth it, especially compared to all of the other museums and ruins within walking distance. It had some beautiful art work and wood... More 

Thank adriennecornell02
Wethersfield, CT
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I would have liked to go here, but admission for foreigners was 50 Q. (Admission for Guatemalans is 8Q.) I only had 2 x 20Q and several 100Qs. They didn't have change for my 100 and wouldn't take just 40. I just arrived and went to the ATM for quetzales, all given in 100s. I ate at a pricier restaurant... More 

Thank mtoddy123
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The lighting was terrible. Poor collection. Really small. Expansive for tourists. We have finished our visit in 10 minutes.

Thank Sherry D
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Nice, quiet and super friendly staff. Recommend it if you're have a few mins to spare. The walk is not far from central park.

Thank Rosie L
St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great place to have a look around. From the outside you feel like you are in old Europe. Great spot for some photos.

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Mostly the exhibition is about Catholicism, about the remains of sculptures and paintings before and after the earthquake, some of the history that the paintigs reflects is interesting but mostly is really boring, the rooms are so dark and smelly one good aspect is the arquitecture of this place, the gardens, the fountain and...thats it, this place really needs help,... More 

Thank Patricia U
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

I hate to knock this museum because I'm sure its shortcomings are due to a lack of funding but in truth I was pretty disappointed. This museum could be a lot better. The lighting is awful and it's hard to see a lot of the paintings. The paintings themselves aren't in the best shape and need restoration and preservation help.... More 

Thank OzuMu
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Located near Parque Central, this small museum is easy to find. Entrance fee is 30 quetzales per person. Across from the Reception area are some interactive videos. Due to time constraints, I did not try them ( museum was closing in 30 minutes). Exhibits: small canons, guns, vases, paintings, chairs etc. I finished my visit in 10 minutes. Not worth... More 

Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Maybe we were there on a bad day, as some of the building was inaccessible due to repair work, but the museum was poor and needed updating in my opinion. The rooms were dark and damp which didn't help matters. The exhibits themselves were interesting and some of the paintings fantastic but you struggled to see them due to lack... More 

Thank Iain G
Chapala, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The building was quite interesting, but the roof was being repaired & several rooms were closed. Still worth a quick visit.

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