Convento Santa Clara

Convento Santa Clara, Antigua

Convento Santa Clara
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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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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,792 contributions
Sep 2021
there is an admission fee if you want to go in and walk among the ruins and see them close up, but i had my drone with me and made a couple of videos of them from above and flying through them. They are pretty cool to see and made great images for those who are into photography
Written 5 December 2021
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,115 contributions
Apr 2021
This is where the ABC disease sets in (another bloody convent). 40Q to get in and you'll likely be done in under 20 minutes. the courtyard is nice enough, though no different than any of the other convents, and there is a pleasant fountain. The place is being partially reconstructed so some areas do have scaffolding and men are working as you're walking around the ruins. The highlight is the Church with a reconstructed vaulted choir that's worth going up to. Best thing, there are bathrooms on site. Pleasant!
Written 13 April 2021
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India790 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Started in 1700 with just five nuns the structure was destroyed in an earthquake in 1717 when those who lived there had to move out. It was repaired by 1734 but again two earthquakes in 1774 and 1874 left it in ruins. At present a garden in the large court yard is maintained and it is really worth a visit. Entry is by tickets priced at 40 quetzals (around 5 usd). Time required is around two hours.
Written 6 February 2020
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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico403 contributions
Jan 2020
Buy a drink, take a picnic and relax and enjoy the beautiful settings inside this convent. I sat in the garden by the old bread oven with others enjoying the beautiful place.
Written 4 January 2020
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ849 contributions
Dec 2019
Much of the structure has crumbled due to age and the Guatemala earthquake of many years ago. The churches and convents are tributes to the orders which constructed them.
Written 30 December 2019
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Mickey_slept_here
Birmingham, AL209 contributions
Oct 2019
This not a place you would normally think of as an interesting visit but it was great. Our tour had lunch served here. They use certain parts of the buildings for weddings and such.
Written 8 November 2019
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Mimy Trainor
39 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This convent is an archeological must when visiting Antigua! The facade of the old chapel is amazingly beautiful.
Written 12 October 2019
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ogol17
Joshua Tree, CA925 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
While less interesting than the Capuchinos convent, this one is still interesting for a short visit.
Written 30 July 2019
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Grace L
5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Great view of fountain on the upper level. Amazing view of volcano, wish it has more to see. It will be nice if we can visit the chambers.
Written 17 July 2019
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DP1066
Hastings, UK640 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The convent has been sympathetically restored and walking round the ruins and the gardens was very relaxing. A guide is free and gives a plan of the site and provides a brief history of the place. Tickets cost Q40 per person and are good value. A tour of the site takes about an hour.
Written 22 March 2019
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