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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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  • Wake up early to take the best pictures! The scenery it's fantastic, beautiful colonial houses and cobble road  more »
  • Such a warm welcome to old Antigua. The architecture is beautiful and well maintained. Ask any of the local about the history and they are happy to tell you the story. Afterwards continue shopping nea...  more »
  • The Arch of Santa Catalina is located in one of the busiest streets of Antigua, must stop for the best postcards. You can not go to Antigua without going
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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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