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Its layout allows you to take in the entire complex by turning on the same spot.

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Church and Convent of the Capuchins

Of huge relevance in Antigua.

This religious building was consecrated in 1736, the year it also began to be inhabited by nuns from the Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares. Today, it is one of the most visited monuments in the city of Antigua Guatemala. In the wake of the 1773 earthquake, all its goods were moved to the new capital and it wasn't until the mid-20th century that restoration work began to restore the building to its former glory. The courtyard is outstandingly beautiful, with a central fountain that lends a certain splendour to the building. It is built in such a way that stood in the centre of the complex, you can see the entire building by turning on the same spot. A curious fact? The Capuchins Convent is thought to be the first apartment building on the entire American continent, since its circular Torre del Retiro tower is home to a series of independent cells.



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