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Cathedral de Santiago

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Address: Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+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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Most unusual cathedral--ruins a must see

All that remains of the original cathedral, destroyed in an 18th century quake, are the front edifice and two chapels. They are beautiful and have some amazing art, including a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All that remains of the original cathedral, destroyed in an 18th century quake, are the front edifice and two chapels. They are beautiful and have some amazing art, including a cross-carrying Jesus whose eyes meet you with a sense of remarkable pain and love, and a very engaging nativity scene (at least in January). But what makes this very special... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A double pleasure a colonial church still in use with beautiful Latin american religous statues and decoration. There are also fantastic ruins of the even larger original cathederal. The current santuary is only a chapel or wing of the original. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This beautiful Antigua icon is a 'must visit' stop, both in front and behind, when I am showing friends around Antigua for the 1st time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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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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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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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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