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Convento de las Capuchinas

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Convento de las Capuchinas

548 Reviews
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ7,968 contributions1,292 helpful votes
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The first Capuchin nuns came from Madrid and the construction of the "Iglesia y Convento de las Capuchinas" in Antigua started in 1731. It was consecrated in 1736 and abandoned after the terrible earthquakes of 1773, known as the "Terremotos de Santa Marta". The ruins are still there and the "Iglesia y Convento de las Capuchinas" was appointed as a "Monumento Nacional de Guatemala". It is certainly one of the most visited attractions in Antigua and, not surprisingly, a very popular wedding venue. It was partially renovated and some scenographic rooms bring a hint of how hard was the life of the cloistered nuns in the 18th century. Visit the church, cloisters, central fountain, gardens, nun's tower and cells. Unmissable at any visit to Antigua! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dr. Tim wrote a review Mar 2020
Marana, Arizona4,703 contributions584 helpful votes
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As part of our Blue Planet tour we visited Capuchinas Convent. It was very interesting to hear how pregnant girls were brought here and also how girls became nuns if they were the youngest daughter, etc. Certainly a different day! Even though the convent is essentially ruins it is very interesting to see where they lived, prayed, cooked, meditated, etc. The museum has some wonderful artifacts that have been restored. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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murali8121 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India789 contributions118 helpful votes
The Capuchinas convent was constructed in 1736 but like many other structures in antigua, this was also got damaged in two quakes in 1751 and 1773. This was abandoned in 1773 under orders from the then Captain General. Later on two more earthquakes in 1917 and 1976 added to the damage. Now it can be visited from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm any day. There is an admission fee of 40 quetzals.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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verdantheart wrote a review Jan 2020
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It has been several years since I had toured these ruins. The only guide is the map in the first room, so study it carefully! Lovely photo opts. Do not miss the round room beneath the Nun's tower: sing quietly and be rewarded --the acoustics are incredible! Second floor art display is new and very nice, as well.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Szabin wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom301 contributions21 helpful votes
A few blocks away from the central park. There is admin fee, like $5 or something. I’m not sure about the opening time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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