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La Recoleccion, Antigua
(4.5/5 based on 95+ 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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  • Very nice area to walk around. Uncrowded with a small charge to get in. It was nice to get away from the more busy and touristy areas. 
  • The ruins of the collection, although nowadays they are ruins is a wonderful place that evokes the power of the Spanish Empire and the splendour of its buildings in america, is a place worth visiting.
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  • These ruins are probably the most interesting we saw in Antigua; I'm surprised it wasn't busier. It's a little out of the way, past the market, which is maybe why it doesn't get as many visitors. We w...  more »
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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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