La Recoleccion, Antigua

4.3
#8 of 14 in Historic Sites in Antigua
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. Plan to visit La Recoleccion and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Antigua attractions using our Antigua trip planner.
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  • It's slightly off the beaten path, but the nice park and large complex of ruins is worth the visit. I visited several ruins, and really liked these and Santa Clara. For more info and lots of pics visi...  more »
  • Pretty unique spot to explore around and get some pictures for the 'gram. A fairly large site and nice grounds, would be a good spot for a picnic. 40Q probably a tad high for what's offered but you'll...  more »
  • West of main square, about 15 minutes walk you will find this structure, former church and monastery, collapsing after the earthquake in 1773. Large chunks of stones are in the main church though whic...  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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  • Kind attention
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  • Service and spare parts for all types of vehicles
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  • excellent to buy spare parts
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