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Ruins by earthquake

You could find on This site a monastery that was so beautiful, but right now is a building in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Really really cool. It is worth the money. Great ruins for pictures and to see what the earthquake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
Calle Poniente at Calle de Recolectos 1, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed 12 July 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.

Thank liamowenuk
Reviewed 21 April 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

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Reviewed 11 April 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.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 7 April 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

Thank duhoz
Reviewed 11 February 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

Thank CarrieGoGo
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a big ruin of a monastery. Just the large area it sits on and the amount of ruins there are make we wonder and think about how big a grand this place was one it was whole.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

First off, 40Q to get in is a bit much with these ruins. It was once a great building, but today it’s a bit disappointing. We wandered around for maybe 20mins and saw every room and took a few photos. Something to see, but nothing...More

Thank MFC31
Reviewed 17 December 2017

located at the outskirt of Antigua, La Recoleccion is a huge site of a former monasteery, destroyed together with about the whole city in the earthquakes of the 1770s. for an entrance fee of 40C xou can stroll through the pitoresque ruins. worth it if...More

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