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La Recoleccion

Calle Poniente at Calle de Recolectos 1, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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It's slightly off the beaten path, but the nice park and large complex of ruins is worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
etbtravelphotography
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Denver, Colorado
Interesting spot for wandering around

Pretty unique spot to explore around and get some pictures for the 'gram. A fairly large site and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Sam B
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San Diego
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice ruins” (4 reviews)
“photo shoot” (3 reviews)
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Calle Poniente at Calle de Recolectos 1, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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"massive chunks"
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"nice ruins"
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"former church"
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"main church"
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"playing hide and seek"
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"entrance fee"
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"a popular place"
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"large church"
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"worth a stop"
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"guatemala city"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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
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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.

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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

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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

Thank r0landbrunner
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

On the edge of the old town, the ruin of the La Recolección monastery are sure to impress, even after a day of sightseeing in Antigua. Gardens, collapsed cloisters, a courtyard and forgotten chambers are the features you will encounter during your walk and the...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I enjoyed my time here and would take people here, but if you are not that into ruins and photography, visiting one nice ruins site is probably enough. I enjoyed roaming through this one taking pictures of butterflies, flowers, and, of course, the ruins! It...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

On the hot afternoon I arrived at La Recoleccion, the shaded park setting was welcomed. The ruins of this monastery clearly showed the devastation of the three sets of earthquakes during the 1700s. Very little is standing, but one can conclude the size if the...More

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