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Address: Antigua, Guatemala
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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s...

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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Antigua Afternoon Tour from Guatemala City
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Full-Day Antigua City Tour
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Antigua Morning Walking Tour: From Antigua City

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All of the street food vendors that were central park have been moved here. Great place to take pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of the street food vendors that were central park have been moved here. Great place to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a pretty church inside and out. There are little shops in the back side of the church that have tons of artesanias. We visited during a christening so we weren't able to enter, but we were able to hang around outside and see the local people in their colorful clothing. Very interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful church with a pleasant outside area. I love the intracity of its bright yellow exterior. Plus, I think that it has the best street food in town in the afternoon and evening. 😉 Come and visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is nice to look at however the attached museum is ok, but probably not worth paying the entry for. When we visited the fountain was empty. The fountain is good to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is pretty, and the market in front was a great place to try some Guatemalan street food. The jewelry vendor had a nice selection and fair prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old church in Antigua and all I can say is wow. The buildings are just beautiful with the colour and design on the outside. You can go inside for free and it is a really beautiful church with elaborate decorations and just a peaceful feeling. Would recommend as a place to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we got to the church there was a wedding that just happen. It seemed like the perfect place to have a wedding if you were from Guatemala or not. I took some pic of me in front this massive door. I a little obsessed with unique door-fronts.

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a few minutes and go see this church. Beautiful from the outside. Makes for some great pictures. You dont really need to waste your time going in. The outside facade is what you are there for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With construction starting in the 16th century, this fascinating old building with its huge interior courtyard is certainly worth a visit.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Merced is the typical Antigua Colonial Church, with its creamy tone and decorative outfit, the church feels like a giant cake. Look out of the stucco details and find out the differences between the Spanish and European Baroque and the Guatemalan Baroque. Can you tell the differences? Check out the representation of the "grapes". The local carvers, having never seen... More 

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