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La Recoleccion, Antigua

4.3
#7 of 10 in Historic Sites in Antigua
Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • Definitely a breathtaking site to see and great place for pictures but it cost my wife and I Q80 to get in. There was trash throughout the ruins and just didn't seem worth the money. If you have the e...  more »
  • This is by far my favorite place in Antigua to play. You can climb on the boulders and ruins and picnic. Be loud whilst walking through the place so as to warn anyone getting frisky to stand up and or...  more »
  • (+) A breathtaking tour. A church, a convent and an architectural complex which is seen, better than anywhere else in the city, the devastation of the earthquakes that struck old. One walks in the midst of the destruction, imagining the grandeur and splendor of what was. (-) The ruins on the outskirts of the city and therefore rather far away from the tourist circuit, in an ugly area and with little signs. They require take time, not only business, but also to leave and come back. Being outdoors, one can be exposed to a strong sun. Here it is hot! Conclusion: a visit that I loved, a site that is different from any other convent or religious center of Antigua. Just here I could really appreciate the terrible effect of earthquakes. Unfortunately, the location of these ruins hinders its incorporation to the itinerary of the visit. Recommendation: be covered in 60 minutes, recommended for those who has already visited the vicinity of the center of old. Essential sunscreen.
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  • I was treated very well in the biggest truck service. The price is affordable and it took half an hour less than they had offered me the latest. Do not get five stars because the oasis should be in the waiting room with some biscuits for waits of three hours.
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  • Good service, very well equipped workshop!
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  • You have to make reservation
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