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Cathedral de Santiago, Antigua
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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This beautiful church dates back to the 16th century. It was demolished by an earthquake in 1733. The section that faces the Central Park Square has been restored and is an active cathedral. Behind th... read more »
At day too, but its all illuminated at night and it looks wonderful,is one of the biggest church of all the town.
Beautiful place to see at night, when is illuminated. Make sure you bring your camera for some nice pics!
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