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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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  • It is an arc, don't expect anything more than take a photo and follow your journey. However, it is an icon of Antigua.
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  • This is the famous arch of Antigua. It's on a very nice pedestrian street with a beautiful view of the volcano in the background. You will easily stumble across this when walking around Antigua. Go ea...  more »
  • The number of people that can be found in this place a week weekend, is ideal for family and learn more ancient is exciting.
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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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