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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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Santa Clara still a pleasure to visit

I first visited Santa Clara 13 years ago. I returned this summer with my 13 year old daughter, thinking we may spend 15 minutes there. We stayed for about an hour and a half... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Weston, FL
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a nice place to wander round but I didn't really know what I was looking at.. There wasn't much to read in English so I had to get in google when I was back at my hotel. Nice place though.

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Weston, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I first visited Santa Clara 13 years ago. I returned this summer with my 13 year old daughter, thinking we may spend 15 minutes there. We stayed for about an hour and a half - she really got into taking pictures and trying to understand what used to happen there. The ruins themselves make for a very nice site, very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are several buildings that were destroyed by an earthquake years ago. The ruins a very interesting to look at if you like old architecture.

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Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Santa Clara is not very big, it took us about half an hour to walk through the ruins (we went with children who were not very interested in ruins; if you are it might take you a little longer). There are virtually no descriptions to read, so just walk through and take in the atmosphere. This might not be easy... More 

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southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The actual Convent is beautiful and a sit worth seeing, BUT the tour guides inside are pretty much con artists, we made the mistake of thinking they were including in the fee we paid on the door and then at the end they demanded ludicrous amounts of money!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Perhaps not one of the larger or more grand, but definitely among our favorites to have visited. The site is contained but with sufficient grounds and ruins to visit, to afford a full sense of what once was there. A good visit yet one that will not entail excessive time to complete.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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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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