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.

Most vacationers determine that it is important to review as much touching upon the culture and history of the country they are visiting as they can, and this site allows that opportunity. Like a variety of other museums you'll come across, Convent of the Dominican Order plays host to a variety of standard displays, which show off the museum's most talked-about exhibits.

Staying Close

Convent of the Dominican Order is located in Old San Juan, which means travelers to this region of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their time there. While the region isn't a massive tourist destination, that doesn't mean you won't find a fair number of lodgings to pick 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 -- --
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel -- --
The Gallery Inn Hotel -- --
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Lively travelers might likely be attracted by the area because of the opportunities for open-air options. Visitors who will enjoy trying out their skillfulness on the course, can do so at the closest option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Sunny hours can also be spent at Escambrion Beach, the nearest beach. But, many other beach and golf opportunities stand in the neighborhood. You will also find additional other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of spots worth checking out -Casa Rosa and Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan- which are both found a short distance from the museum.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Convent of the Dominican Order isn't readily available, meaning that your smartest chance at success is phoning ahead of time to confirm the site is going to be open to visitors during the time you and your party have plans to head over.


Arrive at this landmark with plans to pay the cost of admission, which your party can determine by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 721-6866

Location: 98 Norzagaray Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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