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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 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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38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Diego, California
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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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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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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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