La Recoleccion, Antigua

4.3
#7 of 10 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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  • This is a big ruin of a monastery. Just the large area it sits on and the amount of ruins there are make we wonder and think about how big a grand this place was one it was whole.  more »
  • First off, 40Q to get in is a bit much with these ruins. It was once a great building, but today it’s a bit disappointing. We wandered around for maybe 20mins and saw every room and took a few photos....  more »
  • located at the outskirt of Antigua, La Recoleccion is a huge site of a former monasteery, destroyed together with about the whole city in the earthquakes of the 1770s. for an entrance fee of 40C xou c...  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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