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Ruined Church and Convent

Spectacular ruins (from the 1733 quake) of a church and adjoining convent, with unusual circular... read more

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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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Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular ruins (from the 1733 quake) of a church and adjoining convent, with unusual circular building of cells for the nuns.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of many exciting sites to visit in Antigua and definaltely a must see and full of history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dameong221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The convent is unexpectedly large, the ruins are well preserved and the volcano in the background makes it an ideal site to take interesting photos> I particularly enjoyed the garden, very cool and colourful, full of beautiful and curious plants, trees and climbers. So far...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice leisurely place to explore the lovely architecture and discover how the nuns lived here years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane Marie M
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Beautiful mission ruins that take about 30-45 minutes to explore. Conveniently located in Antigua to walk amongst several of these sites for a day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This site was particularly enjoyable to enter as loaded with history and a working Convent. Best done with a guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I love This place. It was splendid. This monastery is now in ruins, but it was very nice for all type of tourist. This is a most go place. You could see and know of history on This site. Full Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sierrita
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Santa Clara Convent is a beautiful site and I highly recommend a visit while in Antigua. The property is fairly small and you can see everything there is to see within an hour or two at the very most. There were earthquakes in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

My personal favorite of the various ruins that we had a chance to visit in Antigua. Very nice courtyard gardens, and partially restored buildings.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yvr-to-yyz
Reviewed May 8, 2018

We were taken here for a quick tour of the grounds Lots to look at and another photographers dream for visual excitement.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mike H
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Tripfun61
Potomac, Maryland
Christmas in Antigua (1 Reply)
My husband and I will be in Antigua over the holidays and we are wondering about Christmas mass. Where would be the best place to experience it? Also, I understand many buildings are closed on Christmas day. Does that include the San Francisco Church, Iglesia de La Merced, Convento Santa Clara? I assume that outdoor places like Parque Central and Santa Catalina Arch will not be an issue. Also, can you suggest restaurants that may be open on Christmas Eve? It looks like lots of...More
December 19, 2017|
Response fromnancy1625|
It’s very expensive but we are staying at Palacio de doña leonor and made a dinner reservation for Christmas Eve. It’s been very empty the last few nights but with many restaurants closed it might be busy tonight