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Arco de Santa Catalina

1,686 Reviews

Arco de Santa Catalina

1,686 Reviews
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Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

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Discover the outskirts of Antigua on a full-day tour by ATV, motorcycle, or scooter. Choose the vehicle that suits you, then drive yourself or ride as a passenger. See more of rural Guatemala as you explore the mountains, stopping along the way at a small Mayan village and market, Cerro de la Cruz, and an organic farm with sweeping views. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.
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Alex wrote a review Nov 2020
Norway13 contributions
It is impossible not to pass it when in Antigua. Cute and nice, but a little hyped from SoMe. Take a few pictures and be on your way to bigger adventures
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Date of experience: October 2020
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,494 helpful votes
Welcome to the "Arco de Santa Catalina"! A beautiful arch and a landmark of Antigua! At the beginning of the 17th century, there were two convents - the "Convento de la Inmaculada Concepción de María" and the "Convento de Santa Catalina Mártir" - and the cloistered nuns. As the convents expanded to the other side of the existing street, the nuns were authorized to build a passage connecting the constructions. A "closed" arch was the solution then envisaged - the cloistered nuns would cross the street without being seen by any passerby. They would never imagine that, nearly 400 years later, the "Arco de Santa Catalina" would be an iconic symbol of Antigua and that the humble cobbled street would be worldly known as "Calle del Arco". The convents are still there and house today a cozy hotel - the "Hotel Convento de Santa Catalina". The arch "frames" the awesome "Volcán de Agua" in its background! Unforgettable pictures and fond memories to take home! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jun 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,353 contributions253 helpful votes
The classical view of Antigua Guatemala is of the volcano through this arch, in the early morning. It is a good view at other times but probably worth an early visit if possible
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Date of experience: October 2019
blindman20002000 wrote a review Apr 2020
Davie, Florida364 contributions145 helpful votes
This arch is something you cannot miss if you are walking in Antigua. The story is that a convent demanded that the street be closed down so the Nuns could cross without being seen. A compromise was reached by building this building, which features a covered walkway over the street. It is picturesque from both angles, each featuring a different volcano in the backgroubd,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kteversole wrote a review Mar 2020
200 contributions22 helpful votes
Yes, it's a must see in Antigua, mostly because it's the best known land mark in Antigua. It's a quick stop (10 minutes) to get a few good photos. Both a night shot and a day shot, of the arch framing one of the nearby volcanoes, will be great additions to your memories of Antigua. The street you are on typically has a few artists sketching, painting, and selling their works.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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