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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 yesterday via mobile

If you come to Antigua and don't stop here and take a picture with it, then you didn't come, seriously you have to take a picture here. And remember that this arc is more than 500 years old. Nice view of the Water Volcano also....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Frederick_Jimenez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If the weather is good the arch can be used to frame an iconic view of the volcanoes in both directions.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DP1066
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much to say about it, but the activity surrounding the area is worth to look at. Stores, restaurants and specially this month, they had an exhibit of chariots, probably related to the upcoming easter. No need to spend a lot of time, take a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hospetalv
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Arch de Santa Catalina is one of the most well known attractions in Antigua, Guatemala. The building itself is lovely, but most people go here for the stunning views of the volcano (volcano de agua) that you can see in the background. Would highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bex_LL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty, on one of the main streets. Hard to review this, it is an arch over the street - nothing else.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BarbieLaur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s not much to say except a visit to Antigua isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic arch. It’s beautiful anytime of day but especially at sunset.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoriS259
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walking tour of Antigua with Elizabeth Bell tours is an excellent way to see the town. Our tour guide was very well versed in the history of the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Briguy59a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for a family photo. Go on a clear day so you can the full Aqua volcano in the back. When we went it was covered by clouds at the top. Stop at the yummy nearby Frida's for amazing Mexican food and hit the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of if not the most beautiful site in down town. On Sundays the area is filled locals, some just in town for the excitement, but many selling local handicrafts. The locals costumes are delightful, bright and colorful. The children are beautiful, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank badge2283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located about 1.5 hrs from Guatemala City this is a must see city with beautiful architecture. Antigua means old and it’s very apparent while there. This is a very touristic area and often said you haven’t been to Guatemala until you visit this lovely city...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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