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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  • If you want to know the history of the cappuccinos it is best to bring a guide, because on each wall there is a lot of history. Guides can be found outside the cappuccinos or in the central park. If you just want to go see architecture, you can go without a guide. It is a beautiful place where many nuns lived interns. There is a fee for national, Central American and foreign.
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  • Antigua was a real surprise for the vividness of the colors, the panorama and the colonial-era monuments of which the convent of the Cappucini is one of the examples
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  • Nice historical and religious place. Go for if you enjoy walking. Have a small but nice museum. Entrance is 40 quetzals. You will spend around 40 to 60 minutes.
  • This place is amazing! I highly recommend to take the tour with the guide because the convento has a lot of secrets and interesting facts that I wouldn't know otherwise.
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