Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Arco de Santa Catalina
An iconic landmark, Arco de Santa Catalina represents the only portion of the once-flourishing Convent of St. Catherine that's left standing. Built in 1694, the arch spans a street and was used by nuns to cross from one building to another without being seen on the street. The bright yellow structure boasts a rich history and has become a symbol of the city. The clock tower was added in the 1830s. To plan Antigua vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Arco de Santa Catalina Reviews
Addition to a beautiful Ark, the street is a lot of fun. Some excellent shops for purchasing souvenirs with all types. Some of my favorite include Nim Pot, a ceramics store, and art store. Only slight... more »
El arco de correos es el lugar donde te debes tomar una buena foto, esa calle te conecta con el parque cental y con la Merced, donde encuentras comida típica de calle muy sabrosa, además que en la cal... more »The post office is the place where you should take a good photo, that street connects you with the cental park and with the Merced, where you find typical food of very tasty street, besides that in the street of the arch there is a variety of restaurants, bars and hotels , is the street of color in the old
I know this is the most photographed landmark in old Antigua. But I am just as impressed as my last visit. It seems to be part of a convent turned hotel. Nevertheless, it's best seen and experienced in person.
It is a beautiful archway! A lovely attraction that is on the front of all the guidebooks for Antigua. Get there early in the morning for a quieter experience. At peak times, it can get quite busy along this road and it will be impossible to get the perfect photo you are hoping for! If you just want to have a look, then you won't be disappointed. There are several tourist places on this street, including the Chocolate Museum, which explains why it can get busy with visitors and people selling their wares.
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