Plan Your Visit

The house and its grounds offer the visitor a fascinating glimpse of colonial times. In order to get the full experience of the many interesting aspects of Casa Popenoe, we offer two types of guided tours.

These are the steps to book a tour:

Step 1: Please let us know when and at what time you need your tour. * This is just a request, we have to check our availability.

Step 2: Someone from our team will check your request and will let you know if we can give you the tour as you requested, or we will send you other options, based on our availability.

Step 3: Once the tour is booked, we will send you an electronic payment link.

* Please remember, the tour has to be paid at least one day in advance.

** We only receive online payments, we do not accept cash.

Step 4: When you pay, we will send you a confirmation email. Please show it at the entrance of Casa Popenoe, before your tour.

Tour of the house

  • Available on Thursday in the morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.
  • No minimum required.
  • The maximum is 5 participants.

If you wish to take this tour please fill out the form and pay online.

(Not available for the moment)

This tour is focused on the gardens, plants and herbs of the house. It’s given by an experienced botanist.

  • It is available every first and third Saturday of the month.
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • It is given only to groups of 5 people.
  • Entrance Fee: Q.150 per person.

If you wish to take this tour please fill out the form and pay online.

Please remember that the tour requires at least 4 participants.

IMPORTANT: If the minimum is not met by midnight the Thursday before, we will refund the money (this process usually takes two to three weeks).

The Curator of Casa Popenoe, Martín Fernández-Ordóñez, gives a tour focused on artistic elements of the house, such as architectural details, works of art, and furniture.

  • No minimum required. The maximum is 5 participants.
  • Available upon request.
  • Entrance Fee: Q.150 per person.

If you wish to take this tour please fill out the form and pay online.

Before buying your ticket, please review these rules and regulations:


  • We reserve the right to deny admission.
  • By stepping inside Casa Popenoe and/or the “Sitio Escolástico”, this implies that you accept our Code of Conduct and the “Rules and Regulations for Order and Discipline of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin”.
  • Entrance is restricted to persons with previously confirmed reservations and must be accompanied by a Casa Popenoe guide, except for those invited to special events.
  • Guided tours begin punctually. No one will be allowed to join the tour once it has started, nor will the admission price be refunded if the visitor is late or does not arrive. We recommend arriving at least ten minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.
  • Visitors who do not comply with instructions from the guides and/or administration staff, nor follow the rules and regulations of security and conduct, shall be removed by security personnel.
  • Casa Popenoe shall not be held responsible for accidents or injuries, nor for the loss of personal belongings.


  • Visitors must leave backpacks and large bags in the designated spaces at the entrance.
  • Visitors enter and remain in Casa Popenoe at their own risk and liability.
  • Visitors entering as a group must remain together throughout the tour. All visitors must be accompanied by their respective guides and should never wander off alone.
  • Children below the age of 12 may only visit Casa Popenoe under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Visitors should be aware of their surroundings, being careful not to break valuable objects nor to injure themselves, especially while climbing stairs.


  • Visitors may only sit on wooden or leather benches and may not put their feet upon the furniture, nor climb on fountains, water troughs, beds or other similar spaces.
  • It is prohibited to touch or lean against old wooden wardrobes and chests nor to move or handle objects of any kind. Should anyone have a special interest in closely inspecting a piece of furniture or other object, please contact authorized staff for permission.
  • It is not permitted to cut, handle or step on plants, flowers or fruits. Please remain on the paved paths in the gardens unless you have authorization from guides or other staff.
  • It is not permitted to touch or handle objects of any kind, including furniture, textiles, walls, among others, nor scratch or make holes in them. Do not damage the property.
  • Consumption of food and drinks is prohibited, unless otherwise authorized. It is not permitted to place glasses, cups, or plates of any kind on furniture except in the case of tables that were rented for an event.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within the residence and grounds. Candles may not be lit, the burning of any object within the house is not allowed.
  • It is prohibited to lean against walls or climb on any structures such as old ruins, stone lanterns, domes, cupolas, roofs, fountains, water troughs or trees.
  • Signs indicating specific instructions are located throughout the property and should be respected, as well as any verbal direction from the staff of Casa Popenoe.
  • All publications of photographs, videos or any other digital material of Casa Popenoe, either the facilities or objects, must be credited Universidad Francisco Marroquin and Casa Popenoe. The only exception is for material exclusively for personal use. If the material wants to be used for commercial purposes, there needs to be a previous written authorization by Universidad Francisco Marroquin.
  • Visitors may only use the restrooms located in the “Sitio Escolástico”.

If visitors are not following the rules, the staff from Casa Popenoe will give out a verbal warning. If it keeps happening, the security guards will remove the visitors from the facilities.

Experiential Tour:

Botanical Tour: Q150 per person

Tour with the Curator: Q150 per person

General Public: Q100 per person
Children under 12 (visiting with their family): free
UFM Students: free
UFM Alumni: Q60 per person
UFM Faculty and Staff: Q60 per person
University Students: Q50 (must present valid ID) per person
Tourists Guides: Q50 (guides accompanying tourists can enter for free) per person
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Date of tour: Available the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Entrance Fee: Q 100 per child (it includes material)
Language: This tour is only available in Spanish.

The Curator of Casa Popenoe, Martin Fernandez Ordonez, who leads an excursion emphasizing the artistic elements of the residence such as architectural details, works of art and furniture. This tour lasts two hours.
Date of tour: Available upon request.
Entrance Fee: Q 150 per person.