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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you visit Antigua this is a must see photo op place to visit. It is a very beautiful Arch. It is centrally located and very easy to find. Antigua is very easy to walk all over town as it is small.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of options for shopping. Mom pot is way over priced. Go next door for 50% less. While your at it go to Frida’s for a margarita.

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The image so many think of when they think of Antigua! Go early in the morning before all the other people show up and get your perfect picture by this amazing monument with Volcan Agua showing through in the back.

Thank manuelacea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to take a picture! Go with confortable shoes since the roads are mostly rocks. Typical houses and business near by.

Thank Mayfer O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes .... this is the picture of Antigua you see everywhere. Go and get the shot and maybe one of your self under the arch. The street has a number of restaurants and gift shops on it, and there are some polite street vendors as...More

Thank JustGo_WithAMoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an arch. it's nice to orient yourself by the arch, walking around, but once you've taken your photo (and the requisite view of the volcano through the arch) you're done.

Thank MuseumStoreShopper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to old Guatemala, to visit such a beautiful place with stunning views, because if you want to eat delicious and in a place already known by the great majority, don’t forget to take a pick from “ arco de Santa Catarina” and peor...More

Thank Miguel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will no doubt pass through/by the arch during your explorations of the city. It's a pretty spot but busy during the day, so as others said try to go early in the morning and also try to get the perfect shot of the volcano...More

Thank top_mango
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It's not really much except to take a picture and that's it. It's not a huge deal but it is beautiful.

Thank SarahSook
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Don't miss seeing the arch. I would say it is a symbol of Antigua. I especially liked visiting early on Sunday when there was no traffic.

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