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This monumental arch was built as a passageway between the monastery and adjoining school. The buildings were constructed to accommodate an increase in religious followers during the 17th century.
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Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Antigua has lots of history, we had a local tell us the whole history as we walk. We took plenty of pictures and there was not one picture. If you stay in Antigua it is walking distance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mbothwell22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful photo opportunities! Nearby are lots of shops and restaurants. It can be slightly crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jordaneshbaugh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an iconic arch that you MUST visit and take some pics - the volcano is perfectly in view !! it is a busy place, so be patient and you will get a great picture - vendors selling items along the way -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone takes a picture here! I think it's a law. Wonderful walking street morning,noon or night. Don't forget Nim Pot. Nothing more lovely than 15 years of familiarity

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank onlyworkstotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is pretty much a main street. The archway looks like all the photos. Very pretty daytime when you can see the volcano framed by the arch. At night with the lights equally pretty. Lots of people talking photos. Especially Brides and Grooms. Lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnet for visiting tourists, and therefore crowded with sellers of various handicrafts. Near some excellent restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually stayed at a place just a few blocks away from Arco. It was beautiful, lots of music, bands, great little restaurants and all the fun you can imagine righ dead center of the city. A definite must!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alihshaban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a good arch lots of peope take pictures here. lots of good resturants in the area. it is safe a night but lots of venders out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kitty37421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you travel to Antigua, you have to take a picture in front of this Arch. It's the law. ;) Just be careful not to get run over!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeborahL2287
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere, but the rooms could use some updating. The beds are rock hard. The bathrooms and showers are clean, but dated. The lighting is very bad. Love staying here, the location is great. However, for the price, I think you could find a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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