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La Recoleccion, Antigua

(4.6/5 based on 100+ 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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  • La Recoleccion is very close to the corner, where you can take good photos of amazing Guatemalan buses! Just take you camera, go the corner and wait! The buses appear every 3-5 minutes and all of them...  more »
  • I really enjoyed these ruins. There are massive chunks of old pillars from the church that you climb ov t and on and around. Local families were picnicking out front. The ruins didn't feel placed - fe...  more »
  • The complex only has a 50 year history before it was destroyed by the major earthquake of 1773. It has been left "in situ" since then.It's only of the few places I have visited that has not been touch...  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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