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La Recoleccion, Antigua

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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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  • This ruins are just breath taking , its to wonder and imagine how people lived in the past . it just amazing to see all of this .  more »
  • It was a beautiful place to visit, but it needs a good tour guide that explains every detail of what happened and why the city was moved to the new Guatemala City. Very beautiful place and need to go!  more »
  • 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 »
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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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