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“interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral de Santiago

Cathedral de Santiago
5 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.
San Pedro, Belize
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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very interesting to see what an earthquake 30 years ago can do to a church. Its also very cool to see what they are doing to rebuild. A tour guide is a must, or you really won't know what things are.

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta
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“Interesting church and ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 1700s, only the front part of the church on the square remains. The ruins are interesting with a mix of standing and collapsed columns. You understand why the capital was relocated to Guatemala City after the earthquake.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“visit during holy periods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were here during Lent and were able to watch a procession from one of the villages to this church. It was quite an experience with people carrying large floats and a band.
You can position yourself to get a great photo of the church and one of the volcanoes in the background.

Visited February 2013
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“Give Thanks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Sunday morning worship - get their early so you can follow the mass reading in Spanish. Great place to meet Christians/Catholics with like minds.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I was amazed by the roof which is still stable but parts of it due to the hearthquake fell apart. It's worth having a look.

Visited December 2012
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