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Cathedral de Santiago, Antigua

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Religious Site
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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  • The carvings and stainglass were beautiful in this renovated, old cathedral. We were even privileged to view a wedding while there. There was a children's orchestra playing for the wedding and a numbe...  more »
  • The main facade of the church is amazingly ornate with statues of popes and angels. The inside is pleasingly plain. However, for a small donation you can enter the ruins. Those powerful arches, open t...  more »
  • Outstanding outside especially in the evening when illuminated. Inside simple but nice. Did not find anything with special interest but still worth of visiting. In front of the church is an excellent ...  more »
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