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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  • Located in the plaza de armas of Antigua is the Cathedral of San Jose, which is part of the old cathedral of Santiago of the Knights of Antigua of Guatemala which was built in the 16th century and subsequently destroyed by earthquakes that rocked the region. He then had his reconstructions of what you can see this in the front but the ruins are at the back and that can be accessed by 8 quetzales. At the entrance of the ruins there are sellers of books and crafts on the site and the city. Passing by Antigua without entering this site is losing the history of the city
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  • It must have been something before time and earthquakes destroyed much of it. Now it's little more than an ornate facade, a few small chapels, and ruins. It sits in the main square.  more »
  • Came to the ruins of Cathedral Antigua Guatemala early morning. It was once the largest and most lavishly decorated cathedral in Central America. It was huge and you can still see the supporting beams...  more »
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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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