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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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Historic convent

Capuchin convent is worth visiting, it is almost always returned for its architectural beauty, catacombs, corridors, chapel, gardens. Its style of the Spanish colony centuries 14... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Capuchin convent is worth visiting, it is almost always returned for its architectural beauty, catacombs, corridors, chapel, gardens. Its style of the Spanish colony centuries 14 to 17 is exemplary

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the convento and we loved from the beginning. From the moment we walked in with the tour guides proud of the architecture in their city telling us histories of the convento. The building has a peaceful feeling with invites you to explore more and get into every detail on the place. We stayed right across... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iglesia y Convento de las Capuchinas is a notable convent and church in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. It is one of the finest examples of an 18th-century convent in Guatemala. It was consecrated in 1736 but like the rest of the city suffered damage during the 1751 and 1773 earthquakes respectively, and was abandoned by order of the Captain General... More 

Thank stoneJerusalem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just loved that place so serene, the garden is just so beautiful full of floers and plants. They reconstructed some nun cells

Thank AnneMarieFrance58
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a fee to pay to visit this building. Eventhough the place is nice to visit, there should be better historic info for the tourists.

Thank Pakusso
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved wandering around the ruins of this stunning convent. I didn't realize from the street how large it would be inside, and how much of a sense I would have of how the nuns lived there. I highly recommend stopping here, it was well worth the Q40 entrance fee. The photos I got from this day were spectacular!!!

Thank Ashley G
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The tour to Antigua from the cruise ship was very interesting and well worth the long bus trip. Enroute, the guide gave a historical explanation of the area, including the many active volcanoes observed along the way. The convent is one of many historical sights within walking distance in the town. It has an interesting history of the nuns who... More 

Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The entrance fee is Q40 and includes the ruins of the convent and the museum. The museum displays religious items and some bowls; I would skip it unless you're really into religion history. The ruins were great with nice statues and a very cute garden. Signs indicate what the rooms used to be so you get an idea of the... More 

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

A lot of old building were damaged by earthquakes.Today they make for great photos and tours. This building has beautiful courtyards and a nice museum. Check it out.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting on wednesday. Only couple of people. There are some interesting points and details but mostly the renovation is in progress and the general view is not so impressive.

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