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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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Nice ambiance!

This is a very pretty ruin. We happen to be there for a wedding. At night the lights adorn the walls which makes for a very incredible ambiance. Normally there is an entrance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Carman L
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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27 reviews 27 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a very pretty ruin. We happen to be there for a wedding. At night the lights adorn the walls which makes for a very incredible ambiance. Normally there is an entrance fee but for the guest at the wedding it was not necessary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best place for taking amazing pictures of the ruins and the volcano, try to go on a clear day. The monastery façade is a true treasure! For hours and admission the official site is http://cnpag.com/informacion-monumentos/

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Calgary, Canada
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95 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a well preserved ruin - though that sounds contradictory in nature. The outside walls of the Convent are in good shape and restoration work is continuing on the chapel and garden areas. There is a huge amount of history here but very little signage or description leaving it to you and your guide book - there is some... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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135 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Convento Santa Clara is a a beautiful and interesting place to stroll, sit, relax. Small entrance fee. Well worth a visit.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Magical place to walk around and learn the history of the city. It is a good idea to hire a guide to explain the details.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were told to visit by a local we met in a shop. There is a nominal entrance fee. However inside is a quiet haven with some lovely gardens and the ruins which are being restored. There are narratives with photos to show the progress. Also good toilets. To visit you come past a green square where the locals go... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

No labeling or posts anywhere so you are forced to hire a guide. Only at the entrance they have a recreation of how the place was originally but no explanations at all.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is hard to share how great this place is without experiencing.the ruins on the premises are hreat. The decoration simply beautiful.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On the one hand it is serene and allows you to withdraw from the world outside and on the other from the roof allows you to be reconnected. It has good all round views, including the volcanoes, (the 'fire' volcano smoked later). Expect to disturb lessons at the Catholic school next door as the students do seem to like to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This review is late, but as I'm planning a return to the country, this site particularly stands out in memory as one of my favorite places. Largely, it was a favorite because of the area around the fountain, which was very peaceful, and the beautiful flowers growing there. I just liked the symbolism of the new growing out of the... More 

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