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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  • now is the best time to go see this, i have dozens of pictures of it and there is nobody in my images. the lack of tourists right now is so nice because you can take great pictures without anyone... 
    now is the best time to go see this, i have dozens of pictures of it and there is nobody in my images. the lack of tourists right now is so nice because you can take great pictures without anyone...  more »
  • The Arco is a tourist attraction here in Antigua and there are many restaurants on the same street. Definitely worth checking out when in Antigua. 
    The Arco is a tourist attraction here in Antigua and there are many restaurants on the same street. Definitely worth checking out when in Antigua.  more »
  • Gorgeous piece of architecture. It's definitely a must see when in Antigua. Try and go super early in the morning or late at night. During the day, even during COVID, it's got lots of people hustling....  more
    Gorgeous piece of architecture. It's definitely a must see when in Antigua. Try and go super early in the morning or late at night. During the day, even during COVID, it's got lots of people hustling....  more »
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  • Most iconic site of Antigua. This is the arch which is on the souvenir magnets. Can get a phenomenal picture with mountain in the background. Saw a couple taking their wedding pics here. We went at 9am and there was barely any crowd so we were able to take great pictures that didn't have a bunch of other people in the pics lol
  • La Antigua is always great to visit, a bit over-rated to my taste though. Accommodation is on the expensive side when considering the standard you get. It’s a place to walk, great coffee in the area and you can even tour a coffee production place. If you want to just rest this is the place to be. Lots and lots of international tourists.
  • Guatemala is beautiful and rich in culture. Antigua Guatemala is one of the many gems. Walk the streets during the famers market or Easter. Be aware that for Easter it's hired l hoards of people.
  • I love this place, there is a lot of other people visiting Antigua and its just amazing, people are really nice. I highly recommend to visit this place if you go on a trip to Guatemala.
  • It's a very nice experience, the history of the ancient priests and the nuns this arch preserves is totally exciting, you can just take pictures, but behind it are the ruins of the stories and records of an ancient catholic church. When coming to this arch, I recommend look for a tour guide, so you can understand the history and the value this ancient architecture work has.

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