Trip Planner : Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Historic Sites / La Recoleccion
La Recoleccion, Antigua
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Fragments of pillars, caved in roofs, and collapsed walls are all that remains at La Recoleccion, once a grand church in the area. Built in the 17th century, the building acts as a testament to the might of Mother Nature. It has been destroyed and reconstructed numerous times due to earthquakes. The latest earthquake raised this building to the ground in 1976. Head through the arch and up the stairs, where the original entrance to the building once was. Visitors can expect great picture opportunities throughout. Arrange your visit to La Recoleccion and discover more family-friendly attractions in Antigua using our Antigua family vacation planner.
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These ruins are probably the most interesting we saw in Antigua; I'm surprised it wasn't busier. It's a little out of the way, past the market, which is maybe why it doesn't get as many visitors. We w... read more »
These ruins are quite nice to explore. Wasn't busy at all. Would be nice place to have picnic. Spend some time exploring the whole grounds.
These ruins are great to walk around and take pictures of. It's an old convent. Popular spot for the locals to have lunch or just chill out in the surroundings! Great for photography!
David GaytanThe colonial-era served as customsshow original
Monica ContrerasCan share me the number of telephone of the ruins of the collectionshow original
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