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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedral de Santiago and other Antigua attractions using our handy Antigua tour planner.
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  • This beautiful Antigua icon is a 'must visit' stop, both in front and behind, when I am showing friends around Antigua for the 1st time. 
  • The Cathedral has been repeatedly exposed to earthquakes and rebuilt, most of the original furniture is moved to other churches. The church stands out bright and friendly, but is not particularly interesting.
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  • The syncretism religious is the mixing of religions indigenous with colonial. Indigenous refuge within the Catholic culture when the Spaniards arrived and still maintain this duality. While it is interesting, it is important to be careful with false invitations to rites, and if you're very impressionable is better avoid some rituals as the Maximón, although they have become it a pretty tourist plan.
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  • Beautiful church of san jose.
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