Las Capuchinas, Antigua Guatemala - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Las Capuchinas

The ruins of the biggest and most remarkable of the city's convents, Las Capuchinas, are the best preserved and most beautiful in the city. The convent was founded in 1736 by Spanish nuns and is now a museum dedicated to religious life in colonial times. The nuns who lived here were not allowed any contact with the outside world. Their tiny cells can be found in the walls of the round tower, which has good views from the top. There are also fountains, gardens and several lovely courtyards within the compound.

Corner of 2 Caille Oriente and 2 Av Norte
Q30 ($4)
The official language is Spanish but English is understood in hotels and tourist destinations. Many indigenous languages are also spoken.

The official currency is the Quetzal (GTQ) divided into 100 centavos. In 2001 the US Dollar became the second official currency alongside the Quetzal and both are accepted. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are accepted, though some more than others. It is recommended to take travellers cheques in US dollars. Cash exchange is easier, but more risky. Visitors are not advised to exchange money at the informal booths on the street. There are ATMs in the towns and cities, which accept American Express and Visa. MasterCard and Diners Club have a more limited acceptance.

Opening Times
Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm

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