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Address: Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number:
832-0184
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These ruins, like so many others in the city, are the effects of several...

These ruins, like so many others in the city, are the effects of several devastating earthquakes over the last 200 years.

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Yet another fantastic colonial ruin

Great foto opps abound, lots of places to explore and poke about. Arches, pretty gardens, a fountain, volcano views and pleasently free of visitors when i was there in the late... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Matheu M
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Truro, Massachusetts
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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great foto opps abound, lots of places to explore and poke about. Arches, pretty gardens, a fountain, volcano views and pleasently free of visitors when i was there in the late afternoon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Convento de Santa Clara is a large and interesting convent to explore. Inside the tall walls surrounding this convent, I discovered such beautiful and intricate colonial architecture, a pretty water fountain in the centre of an amazing courtyard, expansive rooms and gorgeous manicured gardens. The courtyard was surrounded by buildings with beautiful arches. There were lots of pathways, hallways... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

More ruins, with the higher price tag of Q40, but worth the effort to see. The central fountain surrounded by arches are imposing, as is the former church which is now open to the skies. Nice tranquil spot to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had no expectation of this facility, and was completely blown away by the beauty of these ruins. Amazing. Worth a visit to tour inside

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Providence, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very peaceful grounds and gardens. A great place to relax and and take pictures. Let you mind wonder back a few hundred years...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had a beautiful day roaming about the old convent. It's peaceful, full of history and a nice oasis in the middle of a busy city. I definitely recommend this if you like to freely poke around old buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The ruined arches make fascinating photos, but every corner seems to have a picture-worthy view. The entry fee is 10Q so it's worth going just to take photos.

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Santa Clara Convent ruins and the San Francisco Cathedral are well worth a visit for he beautiful architecture that was and some of it still is. There is a chocolate shop there that sells locally made candies that we wish we could go back to and buy some more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Of all the historical buildings to tour in Antigua, this was my favorite. Very well cared for and beautiful. Great way to spend an hour.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Really nice heritage ruin. There is a very nice muzeum inside as well. Small entrance fee but defibatley worth a visit

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