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La Recoleccion, Antigua

(4.3/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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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  • La Recoleccion is a massive ancient monastery which was destroyed by earthquake shortly after construction in the early 1700's. Beautiful facades, courtyards and archways remain intact, offering visit...  more »
  • You see the ruins rise as you walk towards them; they are spectacular. You first enter in a very well kept garden and you see the semi-collapsed façade and big chunks of walls/ceilings/pillars. If you...  more »
  • La Recoleccion is very close to the corner, where you can take good photos of amazing Guatemalan buses! Just take you camera, go the corner and wait! The buses appear every 3-5 minutes and all of them...  more »
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