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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 was once used by nuns to cross the road unseen by the public. It is located in the centre of town and on a clear day you can see the mountain under the arch. A good landmark if you need to a...  more »
  • You must visit with the plan of taking your photo in front of the arch. It was apparently the secret passage for nuns to go between buildings without being seen and is now one of the characteristic la...  more »
  • This is the iconic Antigua photo spot! Pro tip: go in the morning when there is less chance of clouds covering the volcano in the back!  more »
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  • Must place in antigua!
  • Icon of the city
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  • It is one of the most recognized by visitors to Antigua Guatemala, places where you can see the carving art in its monumental design.
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  • One of the best images you can take in the city of Antigua, whenever clouds allow you full visibility of the volcano.
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