Templo y Convento de la Virgen de la Concepción

This temple belonged to the Orden de la  Concepción, was built between 1623 and 1642. It covered almost 5 blocks, so it was probably one of the largest in the city, getting to host more than 900 people, including nuns, maids, slaves and students. It was damaged by the earthquake of 1717, which was rebuilt in 1729, becoming at that time the richest convent in Central America. Then was the earthquake of 1751 and 1773 which left more potential damage to repair, until in 1774 it was abandoned. Currently, only you can see the front of the convent full of the ruins of what was once the temple.

4a Calle Oriente Antigua Guatemala Guatemala