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La Recolección Architectural Complex is a former church and monastery of the Order of the Recollects (Ordo Fratrum Minorum Recollectorum), the French reform branch of the Franciscans.
La Recolección Architectural Complex is a former church and monastery of the Order of the Recollects (Ordo Fratrum Minorum Recollectorum), the French reform branch of the Franciscans. It was a monastery for a short time, before it was ravaged by earthquakes. You can see what is left of the main church building, cloisters and gardens.
Calle de Recoletos
The Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo showcases the rich variety of woven textiles in Guatemala
The Colegio de San Jeronimo was a secondary school staffed by the Friars of La Merced from 1757 to 1761, and subsequently became the Royal Customs and then Spanish militia barracks
The iconic Santa Catalina Arch is one of Antigua Guatemala’s best known landmarks, and provides a striking orange-yellow setting on 5th Avenue North for the smoking Volcan de Agua in the background
The current building of La Merced Church dates back to the 18th century, and is one of the few churches that have survived the earthquakes that have devastated the city since
Formally known as the 'Convento e Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Zaragoza' (Convent and Church of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza), the Convento de las Capuchinas is an 18th century convent designed by Diego de Porres that was the last one to be built in the city
The Hill of the Cross is at the north end of the city, and offers great views over the city
Parque Central is the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Antigua Guatemala, the central square with historical buildings, shops and restaurants where locals and tourists descend for fun and entertainment