Church and Convent of the Capuchins

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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!

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