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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 Convento de Santa Clara is a large and interesting convent to explore. Inside the tall walls surrounding this convent, I discovered such beautiful and intricate colonial architecture, a pretty wat...  more »
  • Beside other ruins of the city, it takes them years light, while much work missing. The building is also down, but at least you can see more sculptures and frescoes on the walls.
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  • More ruins, with the higher price tag of Q40, but worth the effort to see. The central fountain surrounded by arches are imposing, as is the former church which is now open to the skies. Nice tranquil...  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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