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Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

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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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  • The convent of Santa Clara in ruins is a beautiful building, in its maximum splendor must have been one of the jewels of Guatemala. The history that surrounds it is very interesting, the entrance fee Q40. At the entrance there are guides for visits with conversable price
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  • In a city of ancient ruins, Convento Santa Clara stands out as one or the most powerful and beautiful. Great place to spend 3 or 4 hours in and don't worry about a guide. The one we encountered seemed...  more »
  • These ruins, are surrounded by a beautiful garden, which makes the ruins romatinc and kind of magical. My favorite parts were the fountain, the upper choir and the old façade. The entrance is a little...  more »
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  • Beautiful area to walk around, enjoy architecture, and take photos! 40Q entry fee for non-nationals.
  • Amazing place such a great garden nice place to walk a round
  • This very beautiful
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  • Nice place hermosooo
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  • This environment cultural what belongs in the 26TH century
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