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Ruins by earthquake

You could find on This site a monastery that was so beautiful, but right now is a building in... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Sierrita
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Guatemala
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Awesome!!!!!

Really really cool. It is worth the money. Great ruins for pictures and to see what the earthquake... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Mitchell W
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Worth a short trip, La Recoleccion (a French-based nunnery built shortly before the massive 1773 earthquake in Antigua) is one of the largest ruins my wife and I have ever seen. The vary large church fell in great pieces of brick and mortar rather than shattering into invidual piles of brick. The reconstructed stairs lead into the interior of the church, cleaned up but still in rubble from almost 250 years ago.

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Reviewed 27 November 2011

An interesting and impressive Spanish-colonial earthquake ruin worth a visit. Fun to explore with kids.

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Reviewed 3 May 2010

A short walk behind the bus station takes you to what is left of this huge church and its adjoining convent which was one of the biggest in Spanish colonial America. Clearly a favourite spot for wedding photographs and other celebrations, most of the buildings are reduced to impressive piles of enormous pieces of rubble and masonry. Some huge cracked and half-ruined walls remain and give you some idea of how impressive it must have been when it was built, particularly if the local architecture consisted largely of small wooden or stone houses. You can climb over the ruins, enjoy the cloister and sit in the surrounding gardens.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018
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