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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.
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Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have seen so many cathedrals all over the world. Italy, Germany, Vienna, Slovakia, Budapest, France. All were beautiful but this one was different. Damage from years of natural events have left it in need of repair. At least the part we was before entering....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cnanrw
Reviewed 8 June 2019

At first glance, these ruins don't seem like much, by they are huge and well preserved. These centuries old ruins are spectacular and it is amazing anything still stands after all the earthquakes they have had. We took tons of photos and one can even...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JAMES G
Reviewed 28 April 2019

Our cruise ship docked at Puerto Quetzal located about a 2 hour drive away from the colonial city of Antigua. One of the highlights of our visit was the Cathedral. The original church was constructed in the 1500's and rebuilt numerous times as the result...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

We visited the cathedral and the ruins on two visits. The first was on a tour of Mayan sites in the three contiguous countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The second visit was on our most recent trip to Antigua in April of 2019. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 17 April 2019

This Cathedral is the clear example to consider La Antigua as the Athens of the New World. Most of the complex is in ruins, one area is still preserved as the original construction. If you love the Colonial History, dont miss this place. New Entrance...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Guatemalan-Guide
Reviewed 10 April 2019

Beautiful church on the outside, wish we had more time to explore to inside. Visited here during a ship excursion and only got to see a small portion of the interior. This is one of those places that you need several hours to explore it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

The ‘new’ cathedral is a distinct contrast to the ruins of the old church next door which collapsed in the great earthquake and is being reconstructed. It has a splendid facade and altar and can be accessed from the main square. Entrance is free but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DP1066
Reviewed 19 March 2019

This building is really in two parts, the old Cathedral, that you have to pay to go into, which is wonderful and extensive ruin, and then the new Cathedral, which has a very imposing facade, on the main square, but the interior is quite cramped...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

After all the earthquakes over the years, it is remarkable that anything at all is left standing of this Baroque cathedral. While it has its fine points, arguably, it's best use is to house the holy icons/exhibits paraded through the streets on floats at religious...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Absolutely beautiful at night/evening hours. Is a great place to take pics (especially after going on a photo walk with Rudy Giron). The old-look and the history is interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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