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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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  • This arch is the old icon, in many of the photos of a postcard is captured, if you're into old walking you'll run more than once with the street and the Arch of Santa Catalina, is very easy to get where you can take the photo of rigor, near the arch is full of crafts shops, ice-cream parlours. This is a visit that will not take you long.
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  • It's nice to know all the icons on the Antigua, you definitely know it, but it's not something out of the ordinary. No time, with a 10-minute snapshot you've appreciated it completely.
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  • If staying in Antigua then this a must stop-by location for some interesting photos with the volcano through and behind the arch. A very pretty setting in the streets.  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.