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Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

4.6
#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Antigua
Ruin Tourist Spot
Visit the historical Convento Santa Clara, a tourist site displaying the remains of an elaborate convent complex that once housed over 50 nuns. Originally founded in 1699, the convent suffered irreparable damage in a 1773 earthquake. Since its abandonment, the site has been moderately restored to exhibit its stone archways, church halls, and garden courtyards. Take a stroll among the colorful flowers and trickling water fountains, followed by a picnic on the grass. Keep an eye out for hidden passages and underground rooms. Arrange to visit Convento Santa Clara and other attractions in Antigua using our Antigua tour planner.
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  • There is a very nice atmosphere ruins, garden and quiet, perfect for relaxing away from the chaos of the "basket handle" bows at the top of the head in what was the cloister lulled by the gentle sound of the fountain... Finally it pays...
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  • The convent is well maintained and is a beautiful place. The entrance is worth 45 recesión. Every space takes you to the past. Bathtub.
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  • Walking through these ruins evoked images of a time gone by with stories to tell in each little nook and cranny. There were places that reminded me of ancient Roman structure with arches and domes soa...  more »
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  • I guess this is the most beautiful convent in this city. Very peaceful and "señorial"
  • Beautiful area to walk around, enjoy architecture, and take photos! 40Q entry fee for non-nationals.
  • The church stands in the city center in front of the hospital church .
  • Amazing place such a great garden nice place to walk a round
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