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Cathedral de Santiago, Antigua

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Step through those beautiful handcrafted wood doors and you will be awe struck by all the beauty and history on the other side. Do not go to Antigua without visiting this majestic cathedral!  more »
  • Splendid Santiago Cathedral, in front of the beautiful and clean central park; Full of history and worthy of visiting it at 6:00 am when the town is silent and cold. Its ruins in the back are beautifu...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church which over looks the main plaza. Sadly, we were only there for the day and the church was not open. We aren't really sure why, but one local told us it had to do with lent. ...  more »
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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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  • The remains of the old cathedral are superb. The entrance costs a dollar and is amazing to take his remains.
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  • Beautiful church of san jose.
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