Santo Domingo del Cerro – Museo Efrain Recinos

The Museo Efrain Recinos is located on the top of El Tenedor del Cerro, a hill overlooking Antigua, Guatemala. The museum is dedicated to the work of Efrain Recinos, a renowned Guatemalan artist and sculptor, who was responsible for many public works throughout the country.

Guest Reviews:

Museo Efrain Recinos has great both indoor and outdoor art exhibits located on top of the hill overlooking the city in multiple pavilions and terraces. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits. Without a car, it is a long and steep walk uphill. The museum exhibits are free. The area offers astonishing views of the city and the surrounding areas.” – Vera Gordon

Museo Efrain Recinos by Santo Domingo Hotel
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Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 9am – 6pm
Sun 11am – 6pm
Days Closed:
Open Daily
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The museum houses Efraín Recinos’ sculptures, paintings, and diverse artwork, showcasing his mastery of mediums like stone, metal, and wood. Amidst spaces rich with art and nostalgia, the museum pays homage to Recinos. Outdoor displays offer additional art, including a significant Guatemalan-scale sculpture and Recinos’ accompanying Volkswagen. The hilltop site affords breathtaking views of Antigua and a serene atmosphere. Though relatively small, the museum is a must-visit for art enthusiasts and those keen on Guatemala’s cultural heritage.

“It is a place that has an amalgamation of Nature, Art, Fun and exquisite food. In the morning, the freshness of the plants allows you to tour its large and extensive gardens, you can have breakfast in the restaurant that offers exquisite dishes, then you can have fun in the Canopy, and in the afternoon you can see the museums and amazing pieces of art that are everywhere. Recommended” -Oscar Lau


Please note that many of the entrance fees for landmarks, parks, and museums are subsidized by the government for Guatemalan citizens. You may notice a price difference for foreigners.