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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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  • The most famous and recognizable place in Antigua. Looks spectacular from the distance, when having the colorful, perspective view of the whole street. The closer to the arch, the less interesting, in...  more »
  • The view of this iconic arch changes with the weather and the time of day. I've seen it dozens of times and enjoying finding new backgrounds and angles for unique photos. 
  • brother-in-law arrived to guatemala us recommended know the arc of santa catlina to take is photos and meet this wonderful place
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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.