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 plan Antigua vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • It is a street that has the arc and across water volcano as vista is superb, saw it in photos but figured that that street was so pretty. Photos do not do honor to her beauty!
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  • You will not spend there much time, but nice to see and impressive as the whole city! When we were there tbey had some construction works but it should be over by now.  more »
  • It was a nice walk around this place and lots to see. There were lot of cafes, shops and restaurants around this area. The view is beautiful of the mountains and the volcanic mountain while walking ar...  more »
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  • Loved this street. Great food and clubs. I visited arch several times a day. The best time is early in the morning no-one is there.
  • This is the most famous Arch in Guatemala, it has been part of Antigua's history since it was built in the 17th Century. It can be crowded since everyone wants to have their photo in this very beautiful and romantic place. It is located in a really good area having restaurants, bars, and hotels nearby and right next to it you can fin the Nimpot store where you can Guatemalan souvenirs in a really cheap price. Well, if you are visiting Antigua, you can't leave without having your own photo of this beautiful and historical Arch.
  • It's a nice place but there are a lot of vendors here that harass you to buy stuff if you're a tourist. Normally I dont mind but I was trying to take pictures of my friend and it was distracting.
  • Excelente place.. Full with different cultures, geographic locations people... All time favourite
  • Definitely one of the most picturesque streets I’ve ever been on, and this Arch is the main focus. Gets very crowded mid day. I had to wait a few minutes to get some space to take the shot I wanted. And that was still completely filled with people at 9am.
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