Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

4.6
#6 of 15 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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  • This site was particularly enjoyable to enter as loaded with history and a working Convent. Best done with a guide.  more »
  • The visit to the convent was very interesting, is quiet and very spacious, at times lets one concentrate on the sound of the wind among the ruins.
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  • Like the rest of Antigua Guatemala, the convent is abandoned to their fate. With a little common sense and technical preparation, the municipality should city architectural gems that depend on it.
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  • Really worth the time to stop by here and get a feel for the scale of this convent.
  • 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.
  • Amazing place such a great garden nice place to walk a round
  • The church stands in the city center in front of the hospital church .
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