Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua

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Nestled between green courtyards and gardens, the well-preserved ruins of Antigua's largest convent, Convento de las Capuchinas, hide secrets of the early 18th century sisterhood that came from Madrid. In 1736, within a decade after their arrival, the Capuchin nuns built the convent, which they abandoned after an earthquake some 40 years later. Appreciate the architecture and ambiance of the restored bathing halls and nuns' cells set around a circular patio with a tower. Two of the cells illustrate cloistered life with mannequins. To best learn about the historical details--such as the water torture chambers surrounded by gardens--you have to hire a guide. The view of the surrounding landscape from the roof is memorable. A museum on the second floor displays art pieces and other period artifacts. See Convento de las Capuchinas and all Antigua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Antigua holiday planning site .
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  • This antiguoa convent of Capuchin nuns, is in an acceptable state of preservation. It is said that when there was the earthquake that asolo average City this building is came out very well by the prayers of its nuns
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  • Nice place with great history behind of, take the option of using a guide that was in place (is the one who takes care of the site) and was a good choice to get to know a little more about the place, very interesting.
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  • In this place you can see the way in which lived the nuns at the time of the colony. Nuns belonging to the monastery could not have any contact with the outside, therefore, once they died were buried in the crypt (which can be accessed to view from outside). Visit the Convento de las Capuchinas is something that you should do when you are visiting the city.
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  • This was one of the coolest historical sites I have been to! The beautiful old structure, the history, the age, the restoration, and the greatness of each space made this a landmark I will always recommend! A few tips: - Be sure your camera is charged! - Don't hire a guide, or at least know that they will possibly try to up-charge. - And if you are a singer, sing the first line of "Ave Maria" from the balcony in the cathedral/sanctuary building, (it is heavenly)!
  • Beautiful place. If you haven't been here yet, I highly recommend it. Have fun!
  • Fantastic place to relax and enjoy nature
  • Very unique place with a lot of history and traditions
  • Wish it was open looks like they were doing work
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