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Paseo De Los Museos

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Paseo De Los Museos

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Enjoy caffeine and adrenaline in one tour on this excursion from Antigua. The eclectic tour is sure to please a variety of travelers. Climb on board your personal ATV and head to a local plantation, where you discover the coffee making process from seed to mug. After a hot cup of the local beverage, ride up to Cerro de la Cruz, which offers a spectacular view of the city and surrounding mountains.
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verdantheart wrote a review Feb 2020
47 contributions48 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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murali8121 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India788 contributions159 helpful votes
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The Santo Domingo church and monastery constructed in 1538 and destroyed in an earthquake in 1773 is now an aged by the Santo Domingo Hotel in Antigua. There is an entry fee of 48 quetzals (6 USD approx). The relics have all been well preserved and the museum is divided into many sections. Expect to spend around two hours.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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AEW46637 wrote a review Mar 2019
Montclair, New Jersey50 contributions29 helpful votes
Somehow I'd never visited Santo Domingo's Museum of Maya Ceramics and Modern Glass, so was eager to make it up on this visit ot Antigua. It's a very odd place. The exhibition space is state-of-the-art, with handsome vitrines and excellent lighting. The objects themselves, though, are less than inspiring, and the collection's stated raison d'être, to reveal continuities between Maya art and modern works in glass, is puzzling: just what point is supposed to be made by these juxtapositions? Surely no one would believe that we are looking at examples of direct influence, and if these objects are meant to illustrate some kind of deep universals in the human psyche, they fail. Most of the modern glass is hokey, even tacky; by the time I was done, I was satisfied that the museum's holdings could easily bne used to decorate two Holiday Inns and three cheap Greek restaurants and no one would be the wiser. What is most troubling, though, is that the Maya pieces on display are virtually all unaccompanied by any kind of known provenance. In other words, we are looking at looted art and artifacts--not, I hasten to add, stolen by their present owners, but certainly purchased from "collectors" whose standards were not quite as high as they might have been. As a result, even the prettiest objects to be seen here are entirely without scholarly value, a real shame, and the visitor interested in learning more about the Maya civilization and its art will be disappointed and frustrated.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Milton O wrote a review Mar 2019
Toronto, Canada181 contributions57 helpful votes
I loved this place. Rather than start at the luxury hotel, enter the museum on Avenida 1a and begin your tour at the old pharmacy museum. The entrance fee here is 40 Q, versus 48 Q at the hotel, unless you are staying at the hotel, which gives you free entrance. You walk through many ruins of churches, a convent and crypts, but for me the highlight was the PreColumbian exhibit of statues and pottery curated by subject and situated beside modern glassworks. For example, ancient statues of eagles were beside a modern glasswork of an eagle in the same display case. There are equally impressive displays of snakes, rabbits, crocodiles and other subjects. Wonderful curation. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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evanses5 wrote a review Jan 2019
Miami, Florida959 contributions129 helpful votes
Loved this exhibit. Mayan artifacts set next to similar current art pieces. Loved seeing modern glass works
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Date of experience: January 2019
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