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Cathedral de Santiago

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Address: Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 7832 0909
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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and...

The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.

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This is a really cool attraction. What makes it really cool is how well kept the kept the grounds are and how good the ruins look with flowers spilling out everywhere. Also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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York, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really cool attraction. What makes it really cool is how well kept the kept the grounds are and how good the ruins look with flowers spilling out everywhere. Also several places offer great views of the various volcanos that surround the town. If you go in the afternoon when the sun is low it makes some great... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral itself is surprisingly small and the interior decor very bland. The main altar is quite impressive, but otherwise, there's not much to see. However, the outside facing the main square is impressive and behind the church itself are the ruins of the old cathedral. For a small (Q8) fee, you can tour these ruins and get a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As beautiful in the day then it is at night! Such a breathtaking church, the history, the culture. If you are even in Antigua this is a must stop!

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Naperville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Be sure to take time to tour the ruins of the old cathedral. The architectural details are beautiful. A guide is essential to learn the history of this site. The present day church was actually the entrance to the old cathedral.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This beautiful church dates back to the 16th century. It was demolished by an earthquake in 1733. The section that faces the Central Park Square has been restored and is an active cathedral. Behind this space are incredible ruins which are yet to be restored. The space makes for exquisite photographs. Several columns were left in place so we could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

At day too, but its all illuminated at night and it looks wonderful,is one of the biggest church of all the town.

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1 Thank Angi H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful place to see at night, when is illuminated. Make sure you bring your camera for some nice pics!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The history was very interesting. When seeking a historical place, this is a must. Must see for people going to aAntigua

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Baltimore, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited the cathedral during the day time. We were able to tour the inside. The inside is beautiful. There are wonderful statues, displays, and decor throughout the cathedral.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Everything about Antigua is wonderful. I was so surprised at its beauty and majesty. Definitely worth a trip.

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