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Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside.
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“religious art” (3 reviews)
Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission: 7Q This church and museum is a must-see in Antigua. I had a guide (through my Spanish school) and I felt like that really made it a great experience. You can walk through the ruins and see beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The museum...More

Thank jennykbrooks
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Beautiful church inside. Take a look inside and enjoy the beauty. Its a very old church. It is open everyday and located adjacent to the Central Park.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed wondering through the small market before entering this church. The church itself it very imposing and is still used for services. Whilst we walked around there was a choir practise happening, which made it a enjoyable visit.

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This church holds the tomb of the only Saint of Guatemala. There is a small museum dedicated to him also at the side of the church.

Thank rainylor
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you are looking to learn about Antiqua Guatemalan history and see 15th Century ruins this place is a must. The sites of the Monastery ruins are spectacular. It takes about 2 hours to tour and you will not disappointed. Be sure to go into...More

Thank Cheri M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We did not go in this church but I love the facade. There is also a small handicrafts market within the grounds

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Walk to all the corners of this Beauty. Better yet go during a mass. Make sure to visit the back where there are the remains of the old church.

Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Not as photogenic as some of the churches but important to the local people and interesting to see the ex votos and other messages of thanks etc. worthwhile if you are Catholic/interested/have the time

Thank reins76
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Fabulous ruins & museum - $1 admission. The church & tomb area are free and impressive. Great people watching outside, especially Sunday morns.

1  Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Make sure you see the photos of this church after the 1976 earthquake. These will enhance your appreciation of this magnificent church.

1  Thank DRPLDF
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