Convent of the Dominican Order

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Built in 1523 by Dominican Friars, the Convent of the Dominican Order now features a small chapel museum. Inside, visitors will find religious artifacts that have been collected from over the years. In addition to the artifacts, the building itself is beautiful to look out, made in traditional Spanish grandeur.

Many travelers think that it is relevant to take interest in as much dealing with the culture and history of Puerto Rico as they can, and this museum allows that possibility. Convent of the Dominican Order, like most museums, is home to a variety of permanent exhibits, consisting of the exhibits the museum is most known for.

Staying Close

Convent of the Dominican Order is located in Old San Juan, so those staying in this part of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. Although this location isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you will still find a sizable number of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Convent of the Dominican Order
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Herencia B & B -- --
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel -- --
Hotel El Convento Hotel -- --
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Tree House in San Juan Hostel -- --
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel -- --
The Gallery Inn Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Spry vacationers might additionally be charmed by the region because of the options for open-air options. Travelers with an interest in testing their proficiency at the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, you might want to head over to Escambrion Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, there will still be an exciting selection of similar beach and golf options. Museum visitors will encounter a variety of indoor attractions in this general area. Located only a short distance away are another pair of nearby places you may want to check out--Casa Rosa and Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan.


Operating Hours

Call the museum ahead for their hours of operation.


For price of admission, call Convent of the Dominican Order beforehand to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 721-6866

Location: 98 Norzagaray Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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