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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.
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Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed yesterday

This building is really in two parts, the old Cathedral, that you have to pay to go into, which is wonderful and extensive ruin, and then the new Cathedral, which has a very imposing facade, on the main square, but the interior is quite cramped...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After all the earthquakes over the years, it is remarkable that anything at all is left standing of this Baroque cathedral. While it has its fine points, arguably, it's best use is to house the holy icons/exhibits paraded through the streets on floats at religious...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long time since I didn't visited the Cathedral's ruines, because I always knew that It would take a long time before I see the Building restored. The locals decided that the money to rebuild this building would come only by the patronage...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lu g
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Absolutely beautiful at night/evening hours. Is a great place to take pics (especially after going on a photo walk with Rudy Giron). The old-look and the history is interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri G
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Inside there is the small parish church of San Jose where once there was the cathedral of a diocese. Moderately interest8ing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Popular tourist site that is beautifully lit at night . A must-see at night and an inside visit during the day when it is open.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane Marie M
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The cathedral is one of the landmarks surrounding the main square or the Central Park of ANtigua. Aside from the Cathedral the main square is surrounded by the City Hall, a row of shophouses, and the Captain General Palace. It is the major church in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed 19 December 2018

The Cathedral of Santiago is just a 30 second walk over the road from the Central Park. It stands high above anything else in the immediate area and seems to be the real centrepiece of the city. It is beautifully illuminated at night and is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
8  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed 22 November 2018

The cathedral is on the main square and is beautiful, but of even more interest are the ruins of the original grand cathedral. Upon leaving by the side door, there is an entrance to the ruins and there is a small fee. People are free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lkenn1410
Reviewed 12 November 2018

As with all the other buildings in Antigua overshadowing buildings that are quite grand, this is one of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
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4 November 2017|
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What are the hours on Dec 24 and Dec 25? Thanks.
4 November 2017|
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If you type ‘Santiago cathedral mass times’ into google, you will find them easily. Unfortunately it won’t let me share links with you on this page