Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ruins in La Antigua

Church, Convents & Monastery Ruins in La Antigua Guatemala


La Antigua, located in the highlands of Central America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 30 monastic orders and stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals in the town; these structures make Antigua Guatemala one of the world’s best conserved colonial cities. The churches and ruins of Antigua Guatemala you will have the opportunity to visit are magical and captivating art works that makes you feel time might have stopped some 300 years ago...

Santo Domingo Monastery: Santo Domingo was the first convent of the city. Its edification was in 1529 by Fray Domingo de Betanzos. In 1550 the professorship of Theology was establish in this place.

San Francisco Church: San Francisco is one of Antigua’s oldest churches. Its main claim to fame is the tomb of Central America’s first saint, Hermano Pedro of San José of Betancourt, a Franciscan monk who came to Antigua Guatemala from...

Church and Convent of Las Capuchinas: it is located in 2nd Avenue North and 2nd East Street, and it is open from 9 am to 5 pm very day of the week. Abandoned after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1773, it's restoration began in 1943...

Church and Convent of Santa Clara: Located in the 2nd Avenue in the South, #27, it is open from 9 am to 5 pm, every day of the week. It was founded in 1700 and it construction began in 1703...

Church and Convent of Nuestra Señora de La Merced: Known more commonly as La Merced, this is one of  most beautiful churches in Antigua Guatemala, painted in a bright yellow and adorned with white ornaments on its columns. Inside the church are the ruins of its old monastery...

Church and convent La Recolección: Located on La Recolección Avenue, this huge church built between 1701 and 1715 was severly damaged in 1717, the same year...


Ruins, Churches, Convents, Monastery
Santa Clara Convent Ruins, Antigua Guatemala