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Convento de las Capuchinas
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Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“little information”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Interesting, but little to no information provided, nice gardens. Odd offices tucked away in every nook and cranny.

Visited January 2013
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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“The most interesting of the Antigua ruins”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The circular area with the 'cells', the outdoor gardens, the model of the buildings as they were, the museum addition, the main structure all make this my favorite of the Antigua ruins. An easy walk from the Parque Central, and well worth it. Like all Guatemalan monuments, there is a charge for 'extranjeros', still worth the visit.

Visited October 2012
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Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Convent ruins & museum”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

An interesting look back at how nuns lived in Spanish colonial times. The museum had good descriptions of pieces. I wish that the rest of the ruins had similar descriptions.

Visited August 2012
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Museum was closed”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

I was disappointed that the museum area was closed - did not find out until after I had paid and was inside. So i wandered around on my own and enjoyed the experience of imagining the lives of the nuns. Their rooms built around a circle were interesting as was the cool room underground. The gardens were small and no place for private reflection was provided.

Visited December 2012
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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of our faves in Antigua”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We were first introduced to this cultural icon of a site during Elizabeth Bell's cultural tour when she mentioned it and told us to come back and visit it on our own. We're glad she did. The grounds are absolutely stunning...a photographer's dream. They are not only beautiful but there is still a sense of deep spirituality pervading the grounds. You can sit down almost anywhere and be by yourself and you would not know you weren't there when this was in its heyday. We especially enjoyed the restored second floor where there is an outstanding museum. There is also an underground room that others have mentioned, that is easily missed, but you must go down. The acoustics down there will blow you away...they will make even the worst closet singer sound operatic! I asked one of the staff what the room was used for and she told me it was the equivalent of a "root cellar" where foods that would easily spoil were stored...because it was so cool down there. Have fun!

Visited November 2012
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