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Convento Santa Clara

Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Beautiful ruins

That people destroy places of history by the need to write on walls is terrible. Some of these... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thornhill, Canada
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The best of the convents in Antigua

So I have visited La Merced and I have visited Las Capuchinas but Santa Clara was simply mind... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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These ruins, like so many others in the city, are the effects of several devastating earthquakes over the last 200 years.
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  • Average6%
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Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

That people destroy places of history by the need to write on walls is terrible. Some of these ruins in Antigua have unfortunately fallen prey to this. The arches, openings, fountain, and layers of exposed walls are beautiful to photograph. The catacombs are nothing.

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 5 days ago

So I have visited La Merced and I have visited Las Capuchinas but Santa Clara was simply mind blowing! They might have less information on site, but I loved to enjoy the ruins as they are: raw and beautiful. You walk in to a smaller...More

Thank Baya_Bay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convent of the Clarisas in the colonial times. Still in fair condition to see and imagine what it looked liked. There are many nun's secrets in this place. Discover them!

Thank Maria Olga T
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The entrance is fairly cheap and therefore the place is worth your visit. We found the place to have a poor conservation status, which is a shame, because the Convent itself is impressive.

Thank Pedro N
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A calm place to visit in a busy city. Beautiful and interesting to look around and good views of the surrounding city and countryside.

Thank supersaint76
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Walking through these ruins evoked images of a time gone by with stories to tell in each little nook and cranny. There were places that reminded me of ancient Roman structure with arches and domes soaring high above me. It truly was a solemn place.

Thank timjstark
Reviewed 25 June 2017

These ruins may be the most expensive in Antigua but they are also arguably the best. We only shared with a bridal couple getting some wedding photos taken and to be honest they only added to the experience/ambience/interest of our photos. Well maintained, peaceful just...More

Thank reins76
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were honored to attend a wedding in this magical setting. But if you dont have that chance, just take a tour of this awe-inspiring ruin in the center of La Antigua.

Thank lac215
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across these ruins by accident while walking through Antigua. Initially we were wary about the entrance fee but once we paid we were glad we did. Very nice setting and the ruins have been well maintained and the mountains in the background provide...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

In a city of ancient ruins, Convento Santa Clara stands out as one or the most powerful and beautiful. Great place to spend 3 or 4 hours in and don't worry about a guide. The one we encountered seemed to be a con artist anyway,...More

Thank Wapikianimoosh
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