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Address: Av. Sur at 6 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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832-0184
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These ruins, like so many others in the city, are the effects of several...

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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The ruinas are impressive and extensive. Some parts partially restored or undergoing restoration. This complex is so large that you need to allow a minimum of 90 minutes to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ruinas are impressive and extensive. Some parts partially restored or undergoing restoration. This complex is so large that you need to allow a minimum of 90 minutes to see it all. The main cathedral is massive. There are numerous underground crypts but they are closed off due to so many loser graffiti artists defacing them. We paid 90q pp... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a beautiful museum of ruins. This is a great location whereat to take pictures. The flowers are blooming. It just takes you several years back in time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Convento Santa Clara is beautiful and interesting. A guide approached me as I entered and he gave a wonderful tour. He showed me all the accessible rooms, explained what they were used for and told me what life was like for the nuns living there. At the end, he wanted $20 for the tour. I paid him but felt... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great foto opps abound, lots of places to explore and poke about. Arches, pretty gardens, a fountain, volcano views and pleasently free of visitors when i was there in the late afternoon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Convento de Santa Clara is a large and interesting convent to explore. Inside the tall walls surrounding this convent, I discovered such beautiful and intricate colonial architecture, a pretty water fountain in the centre of an amazing courtyard, expansive rooms and gorgeous manicured gardens. The courtyard was surrounded by buildings with beautiful arches. There were lots of pathways, hallways... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

More ruins, with the higher price tag of Q40, but worth the effort to see. The central fountain surrounded by arches are imposing, as is the former church which is now open to the skies. Nice tranquil spot to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had no expectation of this facility, and was completely blown away by the beauty of these ruins. Amazing. Worth a visit to tour inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very peaceful grounds and gardens. A great place to relax and and take pictures. Let you mind wonder back a few hundred years...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had a beautiful day roaming about the old convent. It's peaceful, full of history and a nice oasis in the middle of a busy city. I definitely recommend this if you like to freely poke around old buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The ruined arches make fascinating photos, but every corner seems to have a picture-worthy view. The entry fee is 10Q so it's worth going just to take photos.

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