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Convento de las Capuchinas

Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
832-0184
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This massive convent was a thriving community of nuns from 1736 until the 1773 earthquake, after which it was abandoned. Now open to the public, tranquil gardens, sparse nuns’ cells and a terrific view from the roof make this a popular attraction.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nuns lived” (4 reviews)
“nice museum” (6 reviews)
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Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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832-0184
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"nuns lived"
in 4 reviews
"main courtyard"
in 4 reviews
"nice museum"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful gardens"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 13 reviews
"interesting history"
in 7 reviews
"tour guide"
in 11 reviews
"photo ops"
in 3 reviews
"colonial times"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"central america"
in 3 reviews
"cells"
in 27 reviews
"ruins"
in 84 reviews
"acoustics"
in 8 reviews
"restoration"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the various reviews hear, I think some clarification is needed. The admission charge is 40 quentzals for non-residents which translates to $7 US Dollars. Based on the property size and up keep, I think this is a fair and reasonable admission fee. When...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a tour with Caravan and despite the excellent commentary there just isn't much here. Enjoy the shops and streets and save your money

Thank VancouverDave
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most beautiful ruins. So full of history you can feel it as you walk through. We paid a tour guide and although it doesn’t have the happiest of history We were so grateful for the opportunity to have visited such majestic place. Although I have...More

Thank elizabeth v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to walk around for an hour or two but compared to other ruins in Antigua and the world there isn’t much going on. Also 40Q is quite expensive for a place with no signs or explanations of the ruins

Thank mypictureatlas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So lovely. Catered by Porta Hotel and wow. Professional, friendly, absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was stunning. Just wonderful.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

As most convents, also this one was destroyed by an earthquake. The last couple of years were spent rebuilding what was left of the ruins and the results are amazing! I love, that they didn't restored absolutely everything, so you still can see what was...More

Thank Baya_Bay
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Visited with our tour group and our director was our guide of sorts. He gave us a lot of information before letting us loose to explore the grounds. I really enjoyed going into the old church where it is easy to see how old it...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best ruins I the city. Don’t miss it. You can feel the life of the nuns who lived there. Guide available. The written material is not very helpful, but there is signage.

Thank BeastiePV
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The ruins here were well kept, 40q for foreigners. The area where the domes have collapsed is beautiful. I still prefer capuchinas or San Francisco since they are larger and San Francisco is cheap. The tour guide was pushier than most and quickly dropped what...More

Thank AnnaMM111
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It is interesting to see how the nuns must have lived. The ruines are now also used as offices which is not explained and therefore appears to be a strange sight. Nonetheless the site is quite big and there is a map. A bit of...More

Thank Cynthia1989
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The beautiful wedding we saw was at San Jose el Viejo. It is a gorgeous spot. I am nearly sure that Porta Hotel Antigua (which is right across the street) has exclusive access to this site. I hope that helps
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Lily H
3 May 2017|
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Response from Pauline H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. You would have to call and find out.
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Christina B
30 March 2017|
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Response from Utepil | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays from 9 to 17. Weekend some parts maybe closed. Earlybirds catch the worm ...
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