Monasterio de Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala

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Convent and Church of the Order of Preachers
Iglesia y convento de Santo Domingo  (Spanish)
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Monastery courtyard
Monasterio de Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala is located in Antigua Guatemala
Monasterio de Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala
Location in Antigua Guatemala
General information
Architectural styleSpanish seismic baroque
LocationAntigua Guatemala,  Guatemala
Coordinates14°33′30.928″N 90°43′36.430″W / 14.55859111°N 90.72678611°W / 14.55859111; -90.72678611Coordinates: 14°33′30.928″N 90°43′36.430″W / 14.55859111°N 90.72678611°W / 14.55859111; -90.72678611
Demolished
OwnerPrivate property

Santo Domingo Church and Monastery is a ruined monastery in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Its history can be traced back to 1538 when the Dominicans arrived in Guatemala. It had two towers with ten bells and the monastery was filled with treasures. The monastery was destroyed in the 1773 Santa Marta earthquake and today part of the ruins have been transformed into a hotel, the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo.[1]

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  • Antigua Guatemala online (2004). "Arquitectos de Antigua Guatemala". antiguaguatemalaonline.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 May 2004.
  • Cadena, Felipe (1774). Breve descripción de la noble ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala y puntual noticia de su lamentable ruina ocasionada de un violento terremoto el día veintinueve de julio de 1773 (PDF) (in Spanish). Mixco, Guatemala: Oficina de Antonio Sánchez Cubillas.
  • Conkling, Alfred R. (1884). "Appleton's guide to Mexico, including a chapter on Guatemala, and a complete English-Spanish vocabulary". Nueva York: D. Appleton and Company.
  • Melchor Toledo, Johann Estuardo (2011). "El arte religioso de la Antigua Guatemala, 1773-1821; crónica de la emigración de sus imágenes" (PDF). tesis doctoral en Historia del Arte (in Spanish). México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.