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Convento Santa Clara

2 Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
832-0184
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Ranked #14 of 34 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: 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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herts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Small quiet ruin, nice courtyard, crypt but not lit so couldn't see what was down there. Not expensive but seemed a little pricy for the time spent there.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This site is the more comprehensive of all of the ruins in Guatemala! This will take over an hour to do and I highly recommend taking the tour because there are not signs and no information about the place other than following a guide. The tour guide is well worth the time; it is the only way to find out... More

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jef-ind
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175 reviews 175 reviews
38 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There is no shortage of church ruins in Antigua, but this one is worth a visit. The preserved facade of the church is spectacular and the ruin-surrounded courtyard with fountain is deeply peaceful. The gardens are also very pleasant and well maintained. The ongoing construction to repair/shore up the church was a bit distracting, but welcome. There isn't a lot... More

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Olmito, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This ruin is definitely worth the visit while you are in Antigua. I found it interesting and it has some interesting information to enhance your knowledge of colonial Spanish life in Guatemala. There is a charge to get in which is very straight forward. However, beware of the men who are in uniform and offer you a guided tour. Yes,... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Spent ages here wandering around, loved it so peaceful. We signed the visitors book but could not find another British entry.

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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

These ruins are very well conserved, and maintain the feeling they are suppose to. The church is actually very cool, even for kinds I dear say, that might not be always into site seeing.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Walking around the ruins was a great 40 minutes well spent. There were hardly any visitors on Monday lunchtime when we went, and it was very peaceful. The ruins are fantastic but the gardens also really make this a worthwhile visit. There is an information board as you enter, detailing the history of the convent. There were a couple of... More

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Livingston, Guatemala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If one intended to be a nun, then this was the place to be! The grounds are immaculately kept and the restoration being undertaken is sympathetic and done with expertise. I loved a couple of hours there. The entrance fee is very small and worthwhile.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Cost us $6 per adult and it was well worth it. Beautiful ruins. We tried to go down into the dungeons but we happened upon a woman sitting on the steps with a man standing in front of her facing her. Their actions didn't look family friendly so we quickly moved on to something else. Hopefully this couple does not... More

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Top Contributor
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Seemed to be in ruins. No entry that we could find. Square in front very appealing...Parque La Union with washing facilities. If you're lucky like us, you'll see a woman actually doing her laundry!

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