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Convento Santa Clara
Ranked #14 of 80 things to do in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: These ruins, like so many others in the city, are the effects of several devastating earthquakes over the last 200 years.
Olmito, Texas
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This ruin is definitely worth the visit while you are in Antigua. I found it interesting and it has some interesting information to enhance your knowledge of colonial Spanish life in Guatemala. There is a charge to get in which is very straight forward. However, beware of the men who are in uniform and offer you a guided tour. Yes, they are informative but be VERY sure to negotiate the price before accepting the tour. They give you the impression (they do not come out and say it) that their services are part of the admission price, but that is not the case. Leaving the Convent gives you a great view of the Pilas and a small park near Hermano Pedro, please do not miss those as well. They are just to the right of the exit as you leave.

Visited July 2014
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Spent ages here wandering around, loved it so peaceful. We signed the visitors book but could not find another British entry.

Visited November 2013
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Very well conserved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

These ruins are very well conserved, and maintain the feeling they are suppose to. The church is actually very cool, even for kinds I dear say, that might not be always into site seeing.

Visited January 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful insight into the convent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Walking around the ruins was a great 40 minutes well spent. There were hardly any visitors on Monday lunchtime when we went, and it was very peaceful. The ruins are fantastic but the gardens also really make this a worthwhile visit. There is an information board as you enter, detailing the history of the convent. There were a couple of areas with scaffolding and workmen as they work to restore the buildings, but it didn't affect our visit at all. 40Q each was money well spent.

Visited April 2014
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Livingston, Guatemala
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tranquil beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

If one intended to be a nun, then this was the place to be! The grounds are immaculately kept and the restoration being undertaken is sympathetic and done with expertise. I loved a couple of hours there. The entrance fee is very small and worthwhile.

Visited February 2014
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