The classical, rich, formal colonial style of this residence, owes its origin to the Spanish Franciscan Monks of the fifteen hundreds. Located in Sisal Square at the end of Calzada de los Frailes, in front of San Bernardino de Siena Convent, Casa de los Frailes Residence used to be one of the most important houses of this community.
Pleasure gardens and an extravagant elegance befitting royalty, were the inspiration for this residence.
The experience is enhanced further by the combination of elaborate interiors including hand-carvings, fine antiques, courtly furniture, touches of gilding and fine, old textiles.
The gardens are very special in this residence. Various species of palm trees (coconuts, guanos, royal palms), frangipanis (flor de mayo), gardenias, limes and peppermint were planted, not only for their aesthetic beauty, but for their fragrances which adds a special touch to the atmosphere of Casa de los Frailes.