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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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  • As beautiful in the day then it is at night! Such a breathtaking church, the history, the culture. If you are even in Antigua this is a must stop! 
  • Spanish colonial Baroque style in its best expression. Recommend us a visit at night, the lighting created is really impressive
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  • Be sure to take time to tour the ruins of the old cathedral. The architectural details are beautiful. A guide is essential to learn the history of this site. The present day church was actually the en...  more »
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  • Beautiful church of san jose.
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