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Convento de las Capuchinas

Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nuns lived” (4 reviews)
“nice museum” (6 reviews)
Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to spend an hour or so exploring, not a lot of information about the history or ruins. Avoid going on weekend as it will be full of guatemalans crowding the place. Thought the admission was quite expensive.

Thank mypictureatlas
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Church and convent of Las Capuchinas was abandoned after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1773. It restoration began in 1943 and it is still under repair today. The convent’s foundation dates to 1726, an art work from architect Diego de Porres. There are beautiful...More

Thank ccksmra
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is a cool place to visit. The architecture is wonderful and there are a lot of interesting spots to visit there.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed July 23, 2017

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed walking around these ruins. What made the experience was using the tour guide we met in the very first room. At first we were not interested in a tour guide, but he was very friendly and offered some initial...More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

It is an amazing place but this last time we were told we cannot take pictures of ourselves or we would be charged which we considered to be rude since you usually wanna take pictures of yourself when you visit a place right?

Thank AGarcia7779
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a nice place to get away and explore something that is rife with history. All sorts of fun nooks and crannies to explore.

Thank AroundWorld300KDays
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed these ruins. They have been rehabilitated with a joint partnership with the government of Taiwan. These ruins have recreations of rooms (you can see how the nuns lived), nice grounds and a museum with original artwork and religious pieces from the original...More

Thank Pattyj123
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The best thing we did was pay for a guided tour. I was $20 and worth so much more. He told us all kinds of secrets that we could have never learned on our own. Man could he sing too.

Thank smaeg72
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We had become used to having Antigua's sights pretty much to ourselves during our April and May visits. Unfortunately our visit to Convento Capuchinas coincided with its use for an art class in the main courtyard (many of the students now feature in my holiday...More

Thank reins76
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

I'm not Catholic, or even Christian, but this place is gorgeous. There is a room you can walk down into that is perfect for singing! I will be going back just do that again lol

Thank Ashley E
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May 2, 2017|
Response from Pauline H | Reviewed this property |
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Christina B
March 30, 2017|
Response from Utepil | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays from 9 to 17. Weekend some parts maybe closed. Earlybirds catch the worm ...
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