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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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  • We were honored to attend a wedding in this magical setting. But if you dont have that chance, just take a tour of this awe-inspiring ruin in the center of La Antigua.  more »
  • We stumbled across these ruins by accident while walking through Antigua. Initially we were wary about the entrance fee but once we paid we were glad we did. Very nice setting and the ruins have been ...  more »
  • 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 »
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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