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Convento Santa Clara

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Address: 2 Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 832-0184
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Description: 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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Peaceful Place

It is worth visiting for a small fee. My understanding is that is was built in the 17th century and was a place where nuns lived. The view is great from the top floor where the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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San Diego, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It is worth visiting for a small fee. My understanding is that is was built in the 17th century and was a place where nuns lived. The view is great from the top floor where the fountain and top of other structures are visible.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We strolled around this ruin and was interesting though we enjoyed others more such as El Convento. Still it was worth the nominal entrance fee and we had a nice afternoon

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Voronezh, Russia
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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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88 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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57 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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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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