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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 ruins of the convent of Santa Clara are precious, because they are preserved largely complete structures such as halls with arches and beautiful columns. You can climb in some parts and it has a very good view of the complex. It is a journey in time and really worth visiting them. Entry for being foreign tourist had a cost of Q15, nothing expensive, but unfortunately I capped with a guide who wanted cheat me. Until today, I was able to read a comment here from someone who happened something very similar with this person, because certainly it must be the same type. Ojala had read it before. This person is approaching kindly offer tours and when asked by one the price never says anything and just begins and follows. I just failed at a time to never say the price and I wanted to collect Q300, somewhat ridiculous. I retired from the place and obviously not paid that. But returning to the ruins itself... it is an architectural gem not to be missed.
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  • Beautiful building that evokes the splendor of its past, its central courtyard with its central fountain, its beautiful and manicured gardens are a delight to the eye, this beautiful place is worthy of all the pictures, it is rented out for events and important ceremonies, worth visiting place.
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  • Impressive, beams, floors and remains give an idea of the splendour of this city not so long ago.
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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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