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This massive convent was a thriving community of nuns from 1736 until the 1773 earthquake, after which it was abandoned. Now open to the public, tranquil gardens, sparse nuns’ cells and a terrific view from the roof make this a popular attraction.
Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
All reviews nuns lived main courtyard nice museum entrance fee restored convent piece of history interesting history tour guide photo ops beautiful ruins take pictures dolls acoustics convents church information restoration
This place also has a terrific armosphere. Love This site. Lot of history and timeless. If You like history or colonial places This is a most to see. Is like a colisium but Just in form. The cleanning is nice and You could see the...More
When in Antigua be sure to visit the beautiful ruins of Capuchinas. The site is very historic and sensitive people will feel the spiritual energy. We actually brought our ghost meter! It didn't pick up much except in one or two isolated spots which was...More
We hired a guide at the Convento and were very pleased with him. A 40 minute tour with explainations that were both in-depth and insightful. It made the understanding of the convent and lif in it quite real.
Loved exploring the convent and imagining how the nuns lived during this time. The ruins are stunning and really fun to get photos with - definitely my favorite in Antigua and I visited almost all of the ruin sites! It really is like you are...More
In the center of this convent, on the second floor, are small single rooms arranged in a circle, facing each other. I thought I knew convents but these nuns were monks, taking a vow of silence and no socializing.
Because I enjoy doing my own research when I decide what places to include in my itinerary, we almost always go without a guide. About 15 minutes of "study" before visiting is all it takes to know what we'll see and what will be particularly...More
Interesting to see this. Rich nuns paid to get in and had rooms to themselves. Poor nuns were accepted for free but lived several to a room and did all the chores. Capuchin monkeys and capuchino coffee are named after the brown and white colouring...More
A lovely partially restored Convent in Antigua. It is interesting to walk around and see the construction technigues involved in this beautiful building. There is also an art gallery with some fine paintings in the upper level.
Hi. The beautiful wedding we saw was at San Jose el Viejo. It is a gorgeous spot. I am nearly sure that Porta Hotel Antigua (which is right across the street) has exclusive access to this site. I hope that helps