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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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  • ARC symbol of old, was earlier used as a route for the nuns across the street and not break their vows. Beautiful!
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  • Perhaps the main attraction of old, when I see some old postcard should be this image, it is a place steeped in history, take a picture with the Arch of santa catalina in the background is all a test that you went to antigua, this night lit pretty good place to take any number of photos...
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  • The old Archway is located north of the Central Park: a popular photo opportunity for tourists and the only one of its kind in Antigua!
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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.