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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.
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Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Sierrita
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Rita O
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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.

Thank John J
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I enjoyed wandering around the former convent imagining what it would have been like back in the day when it was occupied. It's a good place to visit for an hour or so.

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Annalynnvegan
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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.

Thank reliasz
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Marianne H
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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.

Thank Dan02554
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Having a guide through this large convent and church is a must. Helped to fill in the history, understand the function of parts of this very large complex. A beautiful site! Well worth a stop.

Thank M L
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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
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
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I have no idea. You would have to call and find out.
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Response from Utepil | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays from 9 to 17. Weekend some parts maybe closed. Earlybirds catch the worm ...
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