Convento la Recoleccion
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Antigua City RuinsAfter an earthquake in 1773 that rocked Antigua so badly, instead of rebuilding, they went ahead and completely changed the location of the country's capital. What was left of Antigua was a bunch of ruins. Those same ruins are there today, essentially in the same state as they were back in 1773, and available for anyone to go see. The coolest thing about these ruins (coolest in my opinion), is that you can explore basically anywhere around the sites. There isn't much roped off. Unfortunately, that also means the ruins aren't as well kept as they should be. It still doesn't take away from the experience. I highly recommend the Convento la Recoleccion ruins (Q40).