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Convento de las Capuchinas

Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nuns lived” (4 reviews)
“nice museum” (6 reviews)
Av Norte at 2 Calle Oriente 2, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins here were well kept, 40q for foreigners. The area where the domes have collapsed is beautiful. I still prefer capuchinas or San Francisco since they are larger and San Francisco is cheap. The tour guide was pushier than most and quickly dropped what...More

Thank AnnaMM111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is interesting to see how the nuns must have lived. The ruines are now also used as offices which is not explained and therefore appears to be a strange sight. Nonetheless the site is quite big and there is a map. A bit of...More

Thank Cynthia1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will pay 40Q per person if you are a foreign adult non student. That’s eight times more than a national person pays ! Added to that the ruins are very poor and lacking in information. Also some of the rooms are being used as...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Good place to spend an hour or so exploring, not a lot of information about the history or ruins. Avoid going on weekend as it will be full of guatemalans crowding the place. Thought the admission was quite expensive.

Thank mypictureatlas
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Church and convent of Las Capuchinas was abandoned after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1773. It restoration began in 1943 and it is still under repair today. The convent’s foundation dates to 1726, an art work from architect Diego de Porres. There are beautiful...More

Thank ccksmra
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a cool place to visit. The architecture is wonderful and there are a lot of interesting spots to visit there.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed walking around these ruins. What made the experience was using the tour guide we met in the very first room. At first we were not interested in a tour guide, but he was very friendly and offered some initial...More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It is an amazing place but this last time we were told we cannot take pictures of ourselves or we would be charged which we considered to be rude since you usually wanna take pictures of yourself when you visit a place right?

Thank AGarcia7779
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a nice place to get away and explore something that is rife with history. All sorts of fun nooks and crannies to explore.

Thank AroundWorld300KDays
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed these ruins. They have been rehabilitated with a joint partnership with the government of Taiwan. These ruins have recreations of rooms (you can see how the nuns lived), nice grounds and a museum with original artwork and religious pieces from the original...More

Thank Pattyj123
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Lily H
2 May 2017|
Response from Pauline H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. You would have to call and find out.
Christina B
30 March 2017|
Response from Utepil | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays from 9 to 17. Weekend some parts maybe closed. Earlybirds catch the worm ...
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