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Convento Santa Clara

Address: 2 Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 832-0184
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Ranked #14 of 31 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner 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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Voronezh, Russia
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Love the site, it is very romantic and we were happy to visit it, dont miss it, nice garden on the back, lots of history...

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Pleasanton, CA
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They're rebuilding part of it now, but the ruins are very interesting from a photographic standpoint. If you're a foreigner, they charge you 40Q to get in versus the 5Q they charge Guatemalans. I think I need to write my congressman about jacking up the rates 8x for foreigners at our national monuments and tourist attractions!

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herts
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157 reviews 157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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39 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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