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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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Worthwhile Ruins

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Definitely "ruins"--don't see how people can say this is restored. It's a complete dump--don't know how they can charge admission of over $5 US. No information about the history of the place displayed. Maybe if you went with a guide it would be worth it but I was really disappointed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is a massive place with museum in side the place and worth taking picture but with more places the same around the city. I happened to be there because it was the point to wait for the day tour.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great history can be found in the walls of the convent. Get a glimpse of the life of nunnery as it played an important role in Guatemala's past.

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sonhomeu
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited the convent upon the recommendation of a Guatemalan friend (it is such a gorgeous space that she had taken her wedding pictures here the weekend before), and so glad we did. It's such a beautiful space, made even nicer by the flowers and garden, and it's amazing it survived the earthquake(s) as well as it did. Make sure if... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Fantastic old Spanish ruins. We have visited it many times, guiding friends and visitors -- especially interesting is the cellar under the nuns cells -- tremendous echo chamber - two people singing sounds like a full choir

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Miami, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You need a guide to learn more from the visit; it was none at the time I was there. I hope next time I can find one to help us. There are no signs of any type in any language. Nice architecture, attractive grounds and a little museum. See the pictures with the cost to entrance

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