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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  • From the Cathedral, only the front facade has been stopped after three strong earthquakes or rebuilt. Along with the upstream square and the outgoing streets, Antigua but is a work of art that brings you back in the colonial period.
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  • The Cathedral of Santiago is a colonial church of Baroque style which is practically in ruins, although its façade, which is well-preserved is impressive. Located metres from Central Park it is a must-see for all lovers of history, architecture or photography and if you're Catholic or you want a different experience, you must enter the temple and enjoy a unique connection of peace and harmony. Definitely a place I recommend much if visits Antigua Guatemala.
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  • Located right next to central park, this Cathedral is a must now that when you reach the center of the structure more imposing. To enter its walls and high ceilings they amaze anyone.
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  • One of the ruins worth to visit. Not expansive.
  • It is a place that you enter you say woow
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  • I like the architecture of the Cathedral
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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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  • Collapsed arches give a very particular look found only in Antigua.
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