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Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua

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An iconic landmark, Arco de Santa Catalina represents the only portion of the once-flourishing Convent of St. Catherine that's left standing. Built in 1694, the arch spans a street and was used by nuns to cross from one building to another without being seen on the street. The bright yellow structure boasts a rich history and has become a symbol of the city. The clock tower was added in the 1830s. To visit Arco de Santa Catalina and other attractions in Antigua, use our Antigua trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is the most iconic point of ancient, surrounded by presentations Street mimes, marimba, etc. It preserves religious place links
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  • The arc is a very representative of Antigua Guatemala, was built in July 1693 to communicate two buildings, allowed the nuns to cross the Street through it to avoid being seen. The clock French that has up was settled much later. Through it is observed, to one side, if it is clear, the volcano of water and towards the other side of the La Merced Church is seen.
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  • This street is great fun and beautiful. The surrounding shops are filled with crafts and history. Frieda's Restaurant is near the arch, and is a fun place to watch the street activities, while eating ...  more »
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  • Antigua's iconic landmark. Great place to take pics, specially on clear days, when Agua Volcano can be seen on background. Clock tower a somewhat recent addition (1890), not a colonial-era feature.
  • Google Antigua and this image comes up. You really need to go there to say that you saw it. It is pretty cool and makes for some nice pictures
  • Symbolic of Antigua, when the sky is just right the view of Agua Volcano is iconic
  • Beautiful tourist attraction!
  • Historical place.