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This massive convent was a thriving community of nuns from 1736 until the 1773 earthquake, after which it was abandoned. Now open to the public, tranquil gardens, sparse nuns’ cells and a terrific view from the roof make this a popular attraction.
Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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The large cloister features a lovely fountain and is surrounded by bougainvilleas in bloom of all colours.
As there are no signs, you have to find your way, and make sure you do because otherwise you'll miss the lovely cool garden at the back and...More
And one of the coolest places in all of Guatemala, period. The ruin itself is not that ruined, to be honest, and is a very nice place in which to wander, especially the gardens and the courtyards. But the most interest place is the circular...More
If you only have time to visit one ruin, this should probably be the one! The main courtyard with the fountain and bouganvillia around the arches is a beautiful place for photos! Upstairs is a museum with many ruins and artifacts.
This place also has a terrific armosphere. Love This site. Lot of history and timeless. If You like history or colonial places This is a most to see. Is like a colisium but Just in form. The cleanning is nice and You could see the...More
When in Antigua be sure to visit the beautiful ruins of Capuchinas. The site is very historic and sensitive people will feel the spiritual energy. We actually brought our ghost meter! It didn't pick up much except in one or two isolated spots which was...More
We hired a guide at the Convento and were very pleased with him. A 40 minute tour with explainations that were both in-depth and insightful. It made the understanding of the convent and lif in it quite real.
Loved exploring the convent and imagining how the nuns lived during this time. The ruins are stunning and really fun to get photos with - definitely my favorite in Antigua and I visited almost all of the ruin sites! It really is like you are...More
Response from N4563KAbradh | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The beautiful wedding we saw was at San Jose el Viejo. It is a gorgeous spot. I am nearly sure that Porta Hotel Antigua (which is right across the street) has exclusive access to this site. I hope that helps