Posted 8 July, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in Heritage

Museum of Colonial Art

Keep a great architectural beauty and is located opposite the ruins of the Cathedral , a few meters from Central Park on the 5th. No.5 East Street in the building that housed the University of San Carlos de Borromeo.

The earthquakes hit both structures 1751 as 1773 and, finally, ceased to be the seat of the research center in 1777.
La Antigua Guatemala continued to show strong activity despite the transfer of the city to the Ermita Valley , and extensive facilities were used as a school for children, parish church and for various exhibitions.

Its architecture, rich detail visible even on their roofs, is a series of classes that are arranged around a central courtyard with four runners.

The museum, which has the support of the Office of the United Nations Educational , Science and Culture , UNESCO, is established as such in 1936, four meeting enabling the public and then three additional. It is important of its kind because it houses an extensive collection of art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth.

In its rooms are set around 133 works, including sculptures, paintings and furniture. In one of his runners can be seen a curious hearse from colonial times.

La Antigua Guatemala , hostel in the past of religious congregations and a particular spirit of devotion, inherited our present a variety of works of well-preserved colonial imagery. Its value and artistic quality was such that they were so admired in his time not only in the American continent, but in Europe.

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a 16:00 hours.
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a 12:00 pm and 14:00 a 16:00 hours.
Sunday admission is free. In the remaining days students in uniform

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• Address:
5ª. No Eastern Street. 5, La Antigua Guatemala
• Telephone:
• Tarifa:
National: Q. 2.00
Q Aliens. 25.00
• Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a 16:00 hours.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a 12:00 and 14:00 a 16:00 hours.
• Access to the Museum, transport means:
The capital La Antigua Guatemala extra-bus.
• History of the Museum:

The building now occupied by the Museo de Arte Colonial, hosted the University of San Carlos of Guatemala 1768 a 1777. It is one of the most harmonious buildings of the city, constructed only once and at a time when it had reached its "maturity" local Baroque architecture. It various architectural features combine Santiago at that time: use of masonry and stucco decoration, rusticated archways and pillars.

The building has a central courtyard, around which four runners university classrooms were built. The Museum of Colonial Art was founded in 1936 by the Board of Friends of Antigua Guatemala.

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• Exhibitions:

The Museum of Colonial Art has a permanent exhibition of paintings, sculpture and furniture from the colonial era. Gather the paintings of Guatemalan artists of the seventeenth century, as Thomas Merlo, inter alia. The novo-Hispanic pictorial work of teachers Cristóbal Villalpando, Juan Correa and Miguel Cabrera.

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• Collections:

The Museum of Colonial Art has 66 artworks on display, and the "Passion of Christ" Guatemalan artist Thomas Merlo and the series "The Life of San Francisco" series, Mexican artist Cristóbal de Villalpando.

• Services:

The Museum of Colonial Art has a library, Auto Restoration of Furniture and Carpentry Workshop.

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