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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  • A few blocks from the main square, the arch spans busy cobblestoned Avenida Norte, where you'll find numerous restaurants and some surprisingly upscale shops. Duck inside some of them to see fabulous ...  more »
  • You can walk around Antigua and visit a lot of places. The Arch is nice and photographs great. There is no need to book a tour. You will get to see it while walking around.  more »
  • One of the cooler spots in Antigua, worth checking out and you can walk around one side and there is a church and the other is the volcano.  more »
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  • THIS IS A MUST STOP PLACE IN ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, A VERY ROMANTIC SPOT WHERE YOU CAN TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES LOCATED WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN PLAZA, NEAR RESTAURANTS, SHOPS AND MANY OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST IN THIS BEAUTIFUL TOWN IN GUATEMALA. RIGHT NEXT TO THE SANTA CATALINA ARCH YOU CAN FIND A MARKET FULL OF HANDCRAFTED PRODUCTS INCLUDING MASKS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND MANY MORE, THERE IS ALSO A GREAT ART GALLERY SHOWCASING SOME OF THE BEST ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
  • It is a really good place with a beautiful view of the arch, different types of ancient ruins conveniently located around the town for you to walk. There is a lot of security all day and night, a town where you can find different restaurants, with, local food, foreigner food, pubs, snacks, fruit and even wine. Traditional handcrafted wood sculptures and many other things that make Antigua such a gorgeous place to visit, or, if you want, there are a lot of different places for you to stay from a really economic bead and breakfast to something a little bit more expensive.
  • The arc is beautiful and the places around make a perfect match. It is very clean, comfortable for wheelchairs. There is a souvenir store half block away. If there is no traffic you can get really good shots.
  • Amazing experience visiting Antigua and see the arch which is worldwide famous, don't hesitate on visiting Guatemala, most underrated country in Latin America. You'll have a great experience and probably will want to move!
  • It's a pretty arch that has a beautiful church or volcano as the backdrop depending on which side you view it from. Something you can't miss in Antigua.
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