Convento de Las Capuchinas

This Guatemalan convent has a past unlike other convents - women were not required a dowry to join. The building, featuring the work of architect Diego de Porres, was finished in 1736, was the last convent founded in Santiago and abandoned less than half a century later when the 1773 quake scared its 28 occupants to move to a safer spot. Fortunately, the damage was not catastrophic.

Visitors to the convent today can explore the grounds, including the gardens, bathing halls and private cells of the nuns.

Practical Info

The convent is a perfect example of colonial Latin American architecture. Head to the roof top to check out an amazing view of the city.
Location
Adresse: 2a Av. Norte, 2a Calle Oriente, Guatemala
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Åbningstider: Daily, 9am - 5pm
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Entré: $2-4, depending on age
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