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A Church and Monastery Flattened by the Earthquake

These are probably the most spectacular church ruins in Antigua. The entire roof and much of the... read more

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James P
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Los Angeles, California
Ruins in Antigua

Wonderful ruins that you can explore at your own pace. My children enjoyed walking around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane Marie M
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Pittstown, United States
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First constructed in the 17th century, this church was destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt many times. What can be seen today are the remains from the last earthquake in 1976.
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Calle Poniente at Calle de Recolectos 1, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are probably the most spectacular church ruins in Antigua. The entire roof and much of the walls of the church collapsed in the 1733 quake, leaving huge chunks of masonry all over the place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful ruins that you can explore at your own pace. My children enjoyed walking around the ancient ruins.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane Marie M
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

A great place to have a picnic on the grass or to let the kids run around, climb ruins and explore! Entrance is 40Q for adults which is a bit high, but it’s worth it for an hour or so.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nobackhome
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

You could find on This site a monastery that was so beautiful, but right now is a building in ruins. The building colapse by all sides. And You would be seeing the place as when it happpens. Its like You stop the time on that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sierrita
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Really really cool. It is worth the money. Great ruins for pictures and to see what the earthquake did in 1773. Must visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I have visited all the ruins I could, and this one so far was the nicest, and most interesting! They close at 5 pm so make sure you go there on time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank liamowenuk
Reviewed April 20, 2018

It's slightly off the beaten path, but the nice park and large complex of ruins is worth the visit. I visited several ruins, and really liked these and Santa Clara. For more info and lots of pics visit etbtravelphotography

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Pretty unique spot to explore around and get some pictures for the 'gram. A fairly large site and nice grounds, would be a good spot for a picnic. 40Q probably a tad high for what's offered but you'll survive.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 316samb
Reviewed April 7, 2018

West of main square, about 15 minutes walk you will find this structure, former church and monastery, collapsing after the earthquake in 1773. Large chunks of stones are in the main church though which you have to climb. The ruins of monastery are more preserved....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

As a big fan of history and photography, I absolutely loved this site. We visited the ruins as an afternoon activity with a local Spanish school, so the entrance fee was half price (20Q vs 40Q for walk-in foreigners). I very much appreciated that the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CarrieGoGo
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