Candelaria Antigua Hotel
Located in Antigua Guatemala, a city declared “Patrimony for Humanity” by United Nations, and surrounded by historical monasteries and convents from the 16th to 18th centuries, is one of Central America´s most charming and picturesque hotels.An architectural treasure of unsurpassed beauty in an oasis of peace, only a few blocks from the “Real Plaza” (central park).
Handcrafted Piece of Art.
CANDELARIA ANTIGUA HOTEL is a remembrance of Antigua`s Colonial Architecture.
The “Casona Candelaria Antigua” as it is known by Antigua´s residents, is full of special details characteristic of the spanish colony buildings.
More than twenty of Antigua´s best artisans have worked for years in many disciplines to restore and complete this piece of colonial art.
Sculptured wood columns,beams, ceilings and floors made with Guatemalan woods. (Volador, Santa Maria, Cipres)
Doors, windows and wardrobes are made of pure Guatemalan mahogany wood. Carved with baroque motives.
Artisan finished hard wood floors. Real wood streaks and veins stand out.(Only wax is used for maintenance of floor boards, as our predecessors did. No polymer varnish used in wood floors.)
All furniture (tables, chairs, mirror frames, lamps, etc.) were carved by Antigua´s artisans hands from mahogany and cedar woods. Leather handicrafts were used too.
Iron forged hinges and doorknobs. Colonizers used hammered iron joints instead of hinges in doors and windows .Artisans have restored this work forging and hammering each joint to hang each mahogany wood door .Antigua´s artistic forged balconies.
Hand sculptured stone. Used in stairs, walls, floor and sidewalks. Pure clay brick restorations. In Guatemala each clay brick is still handcrafted and stewed in firewood ovens.
Hand chiseled bricks used in stone columns. Brick by brick artisans gave rounded forms to the architectural columns and vaulted ceilings.
Spanish fired clay tile ceilings. Clay tiles were hand made and stewed in firewood ovens on Guatemala highlands.
Green and Yellow are the characteristic colors used on ceramic works in Antigua, during the spanish colony period .Color was obtained from metals rust and natural pigments. Hand painted tiles with Antigua´s baroque period patterns were used in bathrooms . Designs were selected from the facades of the monuments surrounding the Hotel.
Mineral paints with a limestone and salt base were used to paint the Hotel.
Bed and table covers made with an artisan loom. Carpets made with sheep wool by Guatemala highlands indigenous artisans.
The artistic richness showed in each corner of CANDELARIA ANTIGUA HOTEL defines it as a piece of art worth to be perceived and experienced. Antigua Guatemala´s heritage must be preserved .
CANDELARIA ANTIGUA HOTEL is located in the northern side of the town in its highest point, almost inside the forest sand mountains surrounding the valley. It´s a very ecological and quiet area. Just a few meters from majestic Baroque Monuments and a few blocks from “Real Plaza” (Central Park).
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- 16 Rooms/Suites / 2 floors
- Fax (For Guests)
- Uniformed Security on Site
- Concierge Services
- Currency Exchange
- Surveillance Cameras On Site
- Computer Use Available
- Room Service
- Multi-lingual Staff
- Television (Cable/Satellite)