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Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • Within Antigua is a classical picture that can not miss, an arc that linked one side of the other street where it was a convent. Those colors as always delicious, as all in the beautiful ancient.
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  • There's not much to say about this place, as you can see on the pictures its a great photo oppurtunity, of the beautiful bridge and the volcano in the background. It's located 5 minutes from the main ...  read more »
  • One can't miss the Calle de Arco and often use as a landmark if traveling with friends you have to meet up with later. There are hotels, restaurants, wonderful shops, and the street itself is a lovely...  read more »
  • 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
  • Historical place.
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