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Convento de las Capuchinas

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Address: 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...

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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Students have cheaper fees. They have a nice museum. The garden is beautiful. They have clean bathrooms.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marta K
Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Students have cheaper fees. They have a nice museum. The garden is beautiful. They have clean bathrooms.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are quite a few monasteries to see in Antigua. We did not see them all in our 2 days, but this one was exceptionally enjoyable with lots of beautiful vegetation, interesting passageways, and places to rest and soak in the surroundings.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Convento de las Capuchinas is an interesting, beautiful and well-preserved historic convent to explore in Antigua featuring pretty colonial architecture. Like many of the other churches and convents in the city, this one is also in ruins as it was severely damaged in the major earthquakes of the late 1700's. Inside, there were lovely lush gardens, a beautiful central... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A very historical and beautiful place. This convent has a ton of history. It reflects the lifestyle and influence of the Catholic church in the region. Although not necessary when entering the convent our family got an English / Spanish tour guide that explained the convent to us. I highly recommend getting a guide. The guide's explanation helped us grasp... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Only a couple streets away from colonial Antigua's Central plaza, the Convent is conveniently located for anyone staying in town. The 40Q (@ $7) entrance fee isn't exorbitant for most tourists, but that only gets you access into the grounds. Most visitors walk around the grounds on their own, reading the few bilingual (Spanish-English) signs and waysides that describe the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

At first we were afraid that the Q40 entry fee (free for kids) would not be worth it, but we risked it and it was a good choice. The different parts of the site (like the monk cells) are labeled, so you know what it is, but that's it - there's no historical outline or some short description. Still, it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of the more expensive ruins to visit (as it does not have an active, functioning church attached) the Q40 price tag is still worth it. Lots to see with a very unusual circular building to visit which is unique in the area. Some great statuary and views.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I want so badly to rate this higher because one of our children loved this part of the trip, but this is just a so-so attraction in a pretty cool little town. We walked in, bought the tickets, and started to tour the grounds on our own. The initial courtyard isn't much to look at, and we found our way... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited this ruins of a convent on a shore excursion for cruise ship passengers. There is ample opportunity to take numerous photos. There are steps and uneven walking surfaces.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Ruins of this convent are nice, the price for the entrance is high considering that they only use the money to keep it clean, they don't have a single explanation of the sections, I am not sure if this is because they want to charge you for a guided tour, it because they have not thought about it, it... More 

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