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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was near my hotel, I visited this church daily to relax. The facade is particularly beautiful. Don't forget to visit the adjoining ruins of the convent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful scenic church, right in the middle of the city near the Arc. We took lots of great pictures of historical and colorful buildings and statues. A must see!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alihshaban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very yellow. Abandoned convent close by. There was a wedding in progress when we were there. There is a painting of St. Thaddeus that looks like Mr. Bean. Go see!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Q8830COkarenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church, very nice services. The square outside turns into a night-market in the evenings. Worth stopping by for pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of many exciting sites to visit in Antigua and definaltely a must see and full of history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dameong221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both the ruins of the church and the newer facility that is is pretty on the outside This is so worth the detour to see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evanses5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many beautiful churches in Antigua. Not easy to maintain these large churches especially in a poorer country such as this. But they are certainly trying their best. One of the many beautiful churches we visited here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decorated church at Christmas time. This church is not just beautiful inside I don’t around Christmas decorations on the outside are amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bruni J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the beautiful yellow church seen in many pamphlets published about Antigua. It has been destroyed by earthquakes several times but is repaired and still standing tall. Has a large courtyard outside with many vendors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tagnrocky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church is famous because of its barroco decorations. It is well preserved outside, but inside its deteriorated, I hope church will soon restore the inside, it used to be such a great piece of art inside too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
The indoor market is named Nim Pot. It was once a movie theater. It is next to Frida'a Mexican Restaurant. You cannot bargain in there, but prices are reasonable.
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