La Recoleccion, Antigua

4.2
#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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  • I enjoyed my time here and would take people here, but if you are not that into ruins and photography, visiting one nice ruins site is probably enough. I enjoyed roaming through this one taking pictur...  more »
  • On the hot afternoon I arrived at La Recoleccion, the shaded park setting was welcomed. The ruins of this monastery clearly showed the devastation of the three sets of earthquakes during the 1700s. Ve...  more »
  • Definitely a breathtaking site to see and great place for pictures but it cost my wife and I Q80 to get in. There was trash throughout the ruins and just didn't seem worth the money. If you have the e...  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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