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Cathedral de Santiago

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Address: Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7832 0909
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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and...

The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.

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A pleasant church

It's central on one side of the main square so worth visiting. It's not over ornate which I prefer. On our visit we saw a baptism, the boy of 18 months wearing a white solk suit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on a cruise and we stopped at Puerto Quetzal which is a shipping port and zero to see. Antigua is a 60 plus minute bus ride away. It is an old city and as such being from the US has building much older than I am use to seeing. We like the plaza across from the Cathedral the... More 

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Colchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's central on one side of the main square so worth visiting. It's not over ornate which I prefer. On our visit we saw a baptism, the boy of 18 months wearing a white solk suit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The decorations in the part that's still in use is not too exaggerated, quite beautiful. But definitely worth a visit is the part on the back (entrance on the right side!). There you can see how big this thing once was!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

large cathedral on the square, just walk in anytime. cool and quiet space away from the heat of the day.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was there on vacation and took some time to visit this place, it is really nice and has a lot of art and great architecture. Even had the chance to see a wedding happening there

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This cathedral was begun in 1545, wrecked by the quake of 1773, partially rebuilt over the next century, then destroyed again by the 1976 quake. The present facade and parish church of San José are all that remain of the original building. Behind are the extensive roofless ruins of the main part of the cathedral. These ruins are food for... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Colonial church, very beautiful by day, breath-taking at night. A must see when all the lights go up, it is absolutely amazing.

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our cruise ship which docked in Puerto Quetzal only allowed several hours to visit this town. Were it not for the 3 other cruise ships in port that day, this would have been much more enjoyable. We opted not to take the excursion offered by the cruise line and were able to engage a 10-person, air-conditioned van outside the port... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

All that remains of the original cathedral, destroyed in an 18th century quake, are the front edifice and two chapels. They are beautiful and have some amazing art, including a cross-carrying Jesus whose eyes meet you with a sense of remarkable pain and love, and a very engaging nativity scene (at least in January). But what makes this very special... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A double pleasure a colonial church still in use with beautiful Latin american religous statues and decoration. There are also fantastic ruins of the even larger original cathederal. The current santuary is only a chapel or wing of the original. Well worth a visit

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