Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

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#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Antigua
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. Put Convento Santa Clara into our Antigua tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The place is beautiful and very well preserved, if you can pay the Guide because you give much information, the gardens are beautiful and very well-preserved and maintenance still continue
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  • one of the fountains and courtyards more beautiful of antigua, this well-preserved convent and note that there is always staff in charge of its restoration, the gardens are very nice and the space of the Church though this cover is not spectacular especially on sunny days When projected shadows on the floor. the facade. It was a surprise to find the facade tucked away in a courtyard, very nice details in it.
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  • The entrance is fairly cheap and therefore the place is worth your visit. We found the place to have a poor conservation status, which is a shame, because the Convent itself is impressive.  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
  • Beautiful

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