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Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua

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Nestled between green courtyards and gardens, the well-preserved ruins of Antigua's largest convent, Convento de las Capuchinas, hide secrets of the early 18th century sisterhood that came from Madrid. In 1736, within a decade after their arrival, the Capuchin nuns built the convent, which they abandoned after an earthquake some 40 years later. Appreciate the architecture and ambiance of the restored bathing halls and nuns' cells set around a circular patio with a tower. Two of the cells illustrate cloistered life with mannequins. To best learn about the historical details--such as the water torture chambers surrounded by gardens--you have to hire a guide. The view of the surrounding landscape from the roof is memorable. A museum on the second floor displays art pieces and other period artifacts. See Convento de las Capuchinas and all Antigua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Antigua holiday planning site.
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  • These ruins and adjacent intact structures are well worth a visit. You can explore basically on your own. 
    These ruins and adjacent intact structures are well worth a visit. You can explore basically on your own.  more »
  • I'm a sucker for visiting churches, and this is a good place to wander and reflect. And get out of the sun. 
    I'm a sucker for visiting churches, and this is a good place to wander and reflect. And get out of the sun.  more »
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  • Great country to visit and sightsee. I recommend this place as you can get a feeling and understanding of how people (nuns) lived back in the days
  • We had a great visit thanks ro the Guide. So if you go I really advise you to book a guide

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