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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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  • Much outside as inside we must appreciate Cathedral that the catacombs which are spectacular place are encompassed in the back found me a mystery that feels beautiful
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  • You breathe many feelings by the faith of the people, the people are super friendly. Certainly worth a go
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  • All that remains of the original cathedral, destroyed in an 18th century quake, are the front edifice and two chapels. They are beautiful and have some amazing art, including a cross-carrying Jesus wh...  more »
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  • Beautiful church of san jose.
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