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Arco de Santa Catalina

Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 3080
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This monumental arch was built as a passageway between the monastery and adjoining school. The buildings were constructed to accommodate an increase in religious followers during the 17th century.
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Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7832 3080
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"beautiful arch"
in 12 reviews
"great photo opportunity"
in 10 reviews
"cloistered nuns"
in 10 reviews
"iconic view"
in 7 reviews
"street vendors"
in 19 reviews
"agua volcano"
in 12 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 10 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 9 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
"people watch"
in 8 reviews
"central park"
in 10 reviews
"landmark"
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"photographed"
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"cars"
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"painters"
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Reviewed yesterday

Hoards of tourists. Especially on a Sunday. Vacant at sunrise! Truly the symbol of Antigua. Safe area. Lots of shops and restaurants.

Thank KHobbers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get here early for unobstructed photos of this arch with a volcano in the background, cobblestone street in the foreground, and super old shops on the side. We were here during semana Santa (Easter week), and it was super busy at 8am. I don’t think...More

Thank Carl T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can't miss the Arco de Santa Catalina if you are strolling around centro. It is on a street filled with great stores and restaurants.

Thank SymnCwl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it! Super picturesque with the Volcano right behind, clean and romantic Lots of coffee shops and restaurants close by I loved it

Thank Ana B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Catalina arc is a simbol of the city, a picture is imperative, specially with the volcanos as background.

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This arch is the focal point to this area. It frames the volcano beautifully. It leads you through the arch and wander through the cobblestone streets flanked by beautiful and colorful buildings. Take your time to notice the little architectural touches on these buildings.

Thank m0nkeysee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to avoid crowds, you must visit at 6 am at least ! If the night before it rained you may catch the reflection on the water over the street

Thank silramirezhidalgo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't much to say really, it's a yellow arch. It's great if you are into arches. A lot of people get married or so I've been told. Honestly, I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but since it is on a...More

Thank charles c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Antigua is one of my favorite colonial cities in the world. The arch is just one of the many structures in the center of town. More than the arch, Antigua is an overall lovely and picturesque place.

Thank sofiamelco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your visit to Antigua is not complete without seeing the arc. On a clear day you can see the volcano behind it.

Thank Carmen B
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