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Colegio de San Jeronimo - Historical Building Antigua - Guatemala

This ruin site includes a lush garden in front and a fountain at its center. Built as a school by Mercedarian friars in 1757, it was closed by Spanish King Carlos III just four years later because it did not have royal approval. After a brief stint as the Royal customs house, it was destroyed by the earthquake in 1773. If you are a ruins buff, then it's worth a visit and the entrance fee. However, many travelers may find it sufficient just to peer from the outside fence. Although interesting in its own way, San Jeronimo tends to be one of the less impressive ruins in Antigua.

Calzada de Santa Lucía y 1a Calle Poniente (esq.)

Antigua, Guatemala

Historical Building

Price Description: Entrance: Q30, or $4

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Cathedral de Santiago, Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo , Iglesia y Convento de Santa Clara, Palacio de los Capitanes, Las Capuchinas, Iglesia y Convento de la Recoleccion, La Merced, Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Church and Convent and San Francisco El Grande Church.

10 Sep 2009

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