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Address: Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number:
502 7832 0559

Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s...

Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.

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It is well worth visiting for its beautiful interior and also because in the back there is a pleasant tour where they explain there were rooms for the priests, as well as date... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is well worth visiting for its beautiful interior and also because in the back there is a pleasant tour where they explain there were rooms for the priests, as well as date their destruction by earthquakes in the area; Antigua is a very vulnerable area due to its earthquakes

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of cultural things to see in this church, and the market outside is very interesting. Our guide showed us all through the building and the flowers were marvelous.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The scroll work on the front of the church contrasting in white looks amazing! The sculptures were lovely. We saw the Semana Santa procession into the church and were floored (we had seen some in Guatemala City) by how large it was. Also the narrative of holy week was demonstrated by the roman soldiers, the statue of Pilot, the series... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is an important part of Antigua's religious life. Many processions start there and, on weekend, the plaza in front of it fills with food merchants and is a poular place for the indigenous Guatemalan who come church and then sit with friends and sample all the food offered. If you have a delicate stomach do not allow yourself... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The preserved frontage of this earthquake damaged church is lovely. Internally it is a delight. It's such a shame that the building has been damaged by earthquakes and the local economy doesn't allow for major investment. Nonetheless this makes for a very worthwhile visit.

Thank Geoff M
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Te Church as one of the biggest and one of the most interesting buildings together with the older historical center of the city Antigua form a complex unit of glorious colonial hisory of Guatemala as its best ! The town served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thank HelsinkiKallio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved walking through the old ruin portion of the church. Architecture is beautiful and you get great vistas of the city/mountains/volcanos. You also get to read a bit about the history of the church and monastery, as they have plaques hanging throughout the ruins. Plus, it's a cheap tourist attraction that will only take an hour of your time...or... More 

Thank Tony B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained on the outside. It's a classic catholic church, open to the public. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Pakusso
Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. It is free to go inside the church. When facing the front door if you look to your left, you'll see some doors . . . go there and you can enter the area that used to be a convent. I had to pay about US$2 to go inside that area. It was spectacular and you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church itself has a very beautiful facade. Easy walk from anywhere in the city. Nice spot to people watch as there's a lot of foot traffic

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