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Las Capuchinas Ruins Antigua Guatemala


This historic building was originally called "Convento e Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza" (Convent and Church of Our Lady of Zaragoza). It was built in 1736, this temple and convent is known today as Las Capuchinas.

It is one of the most popular places among tourists who visit the city of Antitua, due to its beautiful old facilities and its artistically colored and textured walls.

Historically, in the convent, the nuns lived the hard monastic Capuchin style life with very strict rules. When the nun was still a beginner she remained in seclusion until some time passed and from the beginning she renounced all kinds of material goods.

“The Order of the Capuchinas Nuns was founded in Italy under the concept of sanctification through work and poverty, between a life of penance and recollection. When he arrived in Guatemala, he began to spread this religious spirit, showing a special joy in his daily life.”

In the old days, those who entered a convent had to give a dowry, that is, one or a group of goods. Capuchinas differed from other convents of the time, precisely because of this and many other reasons, for it allowed the entrance to his congregation without making necessary the delivery of any good. This did not mean excessive growth because its population, for it did not exceed 28 aspiring nuns.

When visiting Antigua Guatemala, stopping by this historic and iconic building is A MUST, located on the north side of the city.

 



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