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Address: Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number:
502 7832 0559

Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s...

Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.

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Worth A Quick Visit.

This beautiful church is just a few blocks from the main square and worth a visit. We witnessed three very thankful women going to the altar. They all appear to be elderly and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This beautiful church is just a few blocks from the main square and worth a visit. We witnessed three very thankful women going to the altar. They all appear to be elderly and one was was struggling. It made me feel a bit ashamed of my lack of thankfulness un the past week. But nonetheless this is a lovely church... More 

Thank J-W
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very nice church, a lot of images and statutes. I visited prior to the Holly Week and they already had decorations and altars for the celebrations.

Thank Sylvia M
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The church is nice, but not as spectacular as some other old churches you will see in Central America. You can visit the ruins of what used to be a convent for Q40. There is a nice yard with a fountain. You can go up on the second floor and you get a great view of the volcanoes.

Thank Jessica B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You must stop in to the Iglesia while in Antigua. I am Catholic, so attended a Saturday evening mass there. The inside could use some work, but it has stood the test of both time and earthquakes.

Thank heyjudithz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This church was prettier on the outside than the inside. A few historical statues. Worth a short visit. Active church so be respectful of those praying.

Thank HoustonFamily
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This church is magnificient outside but even more impressive inside. The building is so well cared. All the statues, carvings, paintings and the altar ! In the evenings everything is nicely illuminated ...

Thank Utepil
Clovis, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Still in use today, the architecture and interior artwork will take your breath away. Facing the main plaza, its easy to get to from anywhere in the area. Enjoy the respite if its a hot day. The thick walls and soaring ceilings make it a very cool place to escape from the sun as well.

Thank TracyH566
Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's a beautiful cathedral, you should stop by to see it. I didn't enter because I'm not so much a fan of churches, but I enjoyed my visit and in the park next to it they sell sweets, fruit and sandwiches etc. (I think on sundays) - looks awesome, but I was told that a lot of tourists get problems... More 

Thank lnueckel
Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time walking around the area. The square was filled with vendors there must have been a fair. The street food was delicious.

Thank dan3048
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Built in 1545. Barroque style church with two bell towers at each side. With several Saints sculptures at its exterior and painted in yellow. Inside the church, there was a convent with a garden sorrounded by corridors and at the center an amazing big fountain, it is one of the biggest colonial fountains in Latin America. A place to appreciate... More 


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