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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  • September 23, 2017
    I enjoyed seeing this cathedral both at night and during the day. After dark it is lit up beautifully and is very majestic. Inside is a little disappointing compared to the outside but it is worth a v...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Initially between the Cathedral which is working now, its façade is very well preserved, its interior left me a bit disappointed, because after having entered the ruins of the entire complex of what was once the Cathedral of santiago my opinion change the place is spectacular and it must have been a spectacular space, I was lucky to have gone with a knowledgeable person in the history of the place and the different procedures of interventions and restorations which have gradually been taking. I hope someday to achieve their total rehabilitation would be a spectacle of Cathedral.
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  • July 24, 2017
    This is probably the most iconic symbol of Antigua Guatemala and it is just beautiful day and night.  more »
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  • January 5, 2017
    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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  • April 8, 2017
    The remains of the old cathedral are superb. The entrance costs a dollar and is amazing to take his remains.
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  • October 19, 2016
    Beautiful church of san jose.
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