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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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Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We probably learned much more than we expected due to our tour guide being an expert on the history and significance of this particular convent. It has 18 circular living quarters that are most unusual. Definitely worth a visit while staying in Antigua.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amhlvh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This might be one of the most beautiful places in all of Antigua. Attended a wedding at the Convento de las Capuchinas, and was really impressed by the architecture and atmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Briguy59a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about an hour wandering through the grounds and the ruins of the convent. This was a favorite for me. The history is interesting and you can imagine it’s beauty from that time period. Highly recommend spending time here. The entry fee is 40Q and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Release7117
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Earthquake-related ruins of a church and convent. One of the more interesting Christian ruins in this Guatemalan city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 25 January 2019

The large cloister features a lovely fountain and is surrounded by bougainvilleas in bloom of all colours. As there are no signs, you have to find your way, and make sure you do because otherwise you'll miss the lovely cool garden at the back and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Freefred
Reviewed 16 January 2019

And one of the coolest places in all of Guatemala, period. The ruin itself is not that ruined, to be honest, and is a very nice place in which to wander, especially the gardens and the courtyards. But the most interest place is the circular...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PORTLOVR
Reviewed 16 December 2018

If you only have time to visit one ruin, this should probably be the one! The main courtyard with the fountain and bouganvillia around the arches is a beautiful place for photos! Upstairs is a museum with many ruins and artifacts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichiganSueB
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This was one of my favorite sights. Especially interesting were the nun's cells, each with their own toilet, built in a circle around a central patio.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MiniTravels2015
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place also has a terrific armosphere. Love This site. Lot of history and timeless. If You like history or colonial places This is a most to see. Is like a colisium but Just in form. The cleanning is nice and You could see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sierrita
Reviewed 25 August 2018

When in Antigua be sure to visit the beautiful ruins of Capuchinas. The site is very historic and sensitive people will feel the spiritual energy. We actually brought our ghost meter! It didn't pick up much except in one or two isolated spots which was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from N4563KAbradh | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The beautiful wedding we saw was at San Jose el Viejo. It is a gorgeous spot. I am nearly sure that Porta Hotel Antigua (which is right across the street) has exclusive access to this site. I hope that helps
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I have no idea. You would have to call and find out.
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Weekdays from 9 to 17. Weekend some parts maybe closed. Earlybirds catch the worm ...
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