Cathedral de Santiago, Antigua

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Observe the ruins of Cathedral de Santiago, a landmark in the World Heritage-listed capital. Built in 1541, the cathedral sustained damage in the massive 1773 earthquake, after which it was only partially reconstructed. Today, the front of the building remains, as does a small church, while the rest is in ruins. Roam the massive pillars under the open sky, see the fragments of arches and frescoed church walls, and try to imagine the grandiose original building. Admire the ornate front facade, and take haunting photographs of the mighty remains. Use our Antigua attractions planner to visit Cathedral de Santiago on your trip to Antigua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals I saw, beautiful architecture and its flowers that adorn its majestic stamp
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  • I found 通rikakari! Inside is the ruins of a church. May be worth looking leftover remnants were in the church there are various ruins!
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  • Opposite the plaza mayor in the city of Antigua is the remains of the Cathedral of Santiago, very well preserved. Beautiful in its atmosphere, then we went to the ruins of what was in its splendor and because of the movements of volcanoes left in ruins. To access this part have to pay and service guide who tells the history of the place that was each of the spaces. Impressive history and place if one be the image of what was. You should continue with the restorations. I recommend the place and your visit.
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  • Impressive ruins! The cost of entry is low excellent for taking photos. The atmosphere of the place still retains the signals of its glorious past.
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  • The remains of the old cathedral are superb. The entrance costs a dollar and is amazing to take his remains.
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  • Beautiful church of san jose.
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