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La Recoleccion, Antigua
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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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  • I love that this site hasn't been completely restored - you see much of it as it fell. This visit I enjoyed talking to the guide at the site and watching a bridal photo shoot. 
  • La Recoleccion is an interesting and lesser-visited ruins site to explore, located on the outskirts of Antigua, near the local market. Very little of this former church remains standing and it is almo...  more »
  • Without a doubt it is a must in your visit to Antigua. This complex of several monasteries in ruins is impressive and worth investing you a couple of hours to navigate it. Entry is approximately 50 GTQ for foreign visitors, a bit pricey compared to what is charged to locals, but it is worth.
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  • One of the nicest ruins in Antigua. Beautiful place.
  • Beautiful place that you shouldn't skip in Antigua, especially since everything is at walking distance.
  • Inside this very beautiful in the second courtyard dw here
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  • Beautiful place 3 years ago here was
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  • The colonial-era served as customs
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