Ruins of the Church of the Collection, Antigua Guatemala

If you are willing to visit the ruins in Antigua Guatemala, we recommend you to visit the ruins of the Church and Convent of the Collection. His story begins in 1685, when a group of monks arrived in the city to found a convent.

The construction took place from 1701-1708, under the direction of architect José de Porres, but it was until 1717 when it opened. Unfortunately, that year an earthquake damaged the construction, and it was necessary to rebuild it. With the work done, the church became one of the most impressive in the city.

In 1773 the Santa Marta earthquake destroyed the temple completely, and was necessary to transfer it to Valle de la Ermita.

Iglesia Del Carmen

Antigua Guatemala has many historic buildings that were damaged by earthquakes. One of these places is Iglesia del Carmen.

This church is located on 3rd Avenue North, between 2nd and 3rd street . The City Council authorized its construction in 1638, under the patronage of the Order of Our Lady of Carmen.

However, in 1651 the building was damaged by an earthquake. In 1686 was a built a new church, which also suffered the consequences of an earthquake in 1717. It was built again in 1728, with details that can be seen today.

Unlike other churches, no images were included in its facade. The columns were carved with fine decorations and patterns that mimic leaves, flowers and branches. Unfortunately the earthquakes of 1773 and 1976 caused the destruction of the building.

Currently you will find the ruins of the church surrounded by multiple crafts. A perfect combination of color for this impressive building!

Church and Convent of the Capuchins

Antigua Guatemala is a unique destination in the country, the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

After checking in at Hotel Palacio de Dona Leonor, you´ll be interested to visit the ruins of Antigua Guatemala. One of the places you can visit is the Church and Convent of the Capuchins . This place is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street East.

Its story begins in 1725, when the construction was authorized. This project was led by renowned builder Diego Porres.

This convent was different from others because it was not necessary to deliver a dowry to enter the congregation. The convent cells were small, but had their own bathroom and study area , this feature makes the building in the first apartment of the continent, according to researchers at the Center for the Conservation of Antigua Guatemala .

Visit the Capuchin Convent during your next vacation!