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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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  • Cool ruins that were very fun to explore. Lots of local families enjoying picnic lunches on the lawn. 
  • This is the perfect place to do a photo-shoot. We did our wedding photo-shoot there and had a great adventure. We also saw a family who had a picnic there which sounded like a good idea as well. It is...  more »
  • Amplio lugar, se pueden tomar fotos chivas a cualquier hora. Mucho calor, pero siempre hay mucho viento. 
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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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