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Convento de las Capuchinas

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Address: 2 Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 832-0184
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Description: This massive convent was a thriving community of nuns from 1736 until the...
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.
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Trip to La Antigua

Not very well preserved, need more signals or posting so that you can tell what is all about. Definitely so that you must hire the guide services.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not very well preserved, need more signals or posting so that you can tell what is all about. Definitely so that you must hire the guide services.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A lot to learn about history in Antigua, Catholicism, and great architecture. The underground round storage place had awesome echo!

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Saint Louis, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice space to let children wander. Very interesting peak into the life of a nunnery. Of particular interest are the nuns rooms, bathtubs and subterrainean echo chamber. Nice gardens and functioning fountains. Recommend using a guide.

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Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of antigua's most beautiful sites and note to be missed. several beautiful gardens, fountains, and of course picturesque ruins. it has a small admission fee. the grounds are actually quite big and easy to spend time in. very maze like with different buildings and hidden fountains and gardens.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

take the time to visit this location... the tour was interesting and the architecture was beautiful!

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Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

With a guide you can gain a true appreciation of how the nuns lived out their lives in a cloister. Cells they meditated in for days at a time still remain. If you just walk in without any info it will not be interesting. With an explanation it was highly informative.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very interesting history and ruins. Location is pretty central to Antigua, like many other ruins. The entry fee is very very reasonable and good value.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I would not pay to see this. You can view it from the street and look in the doorway to see it not much. It is historical but, there are much more beautiful things to see in Antiqua than this.

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The round courtyard is an absolute must see. Walk through the first courtyard and then explore the gardens and the round courtyard.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Forgot the fee they charge to get in but nothing is written in English. So, use your imagination to figure out the structures.

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