Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

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#6 of 10 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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  • It’s a must see in Antigua. Beautiful ruins combined with nice gardens. Good place to take pictures.  more »
  • I think that it is the best preserved today in ancient ruins. Honestly I liked it much more than the Capuchins. It costs between 40Q for foreigners
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  • Place with beautiful architectural details, however the best thing they can do before you visit these places in Antigua is hiring a guide of the Guatemalan Institute of tourism (INGUAT), as if they only visit the place, nothing is marked and is only seen ruins, However if you hire a guide he is explaining the history of each place and the context in which that history took place. Guides found them in the central park of old are extremely affordable prices (like $10 dependediendo of the Group) and takes you to several places and make you recommendations, that if some of the places of those who visit, have to pay the entrance fee.
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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

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The grid-like but picturesque central streets of Antigua abound with accommodations catering to all manner of travelers, with a selection of budget, mid-range, and high-end boutiques. Most cluster around the city's central landmark, Parque Central (Plaza Mayor). If you stay in this area, you'll be close to all the best attractions in Antigua, as well as the city's most visited eateries, bars, and cafes. If you want to stay in a slightly less crowded area, look just north of the city center to the streets around Iglesia La Merced.
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