Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Convento de las Capuchinas on your trip to Antigua, use our Antigua itinerary planner.
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  • Nice to understand the way of life very require explanation, but plan capucines.pas in English and Spanish sisters quite pratique.l' entry is expensive (40 Quetzals per person or about 6 Euros, and as all the ruins are a price, visits quickly become very expensive!)
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  • A must in Antigua. It is a Besutiful place to see ant to learn how the Nonnen used to live. A very relaxing atmosphere. I just loved it 
  • One of the better convents of Antigua. It works also as a Museum, which you have to pay to enter. If you don't want to enter, the exterior of the Church is worth. To the side, on the same street, it is also one of the best hotels in Antigua "The convent". It is a small Hotel excellent, and very careful decoration.
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  • One of the prized ruins in town. Restoration still ongoing. Come see the circular tower for nuns, one of the first apartment buildings in the Americas. Beautiful, quiet garden area. Kids love climbing all over the place.
  • I would have never guessed from the outside how beautiful these ruins are. It was fascinating to walk through and imagine what it must have been like to live there as a nun.
  • Very beautiful and well kept. Excellent place for photography, spent 2 hours here taking photos until my girlfriend forced me to leave. Not a huge amount of people walking around either, so it's ideal for peopleless photos!
  • Very nice place, if you like photography, you can take nice photos
  • Very nice place
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