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One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside.
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Calle Oriente 7 | Calle de los Pasos, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7882 4439
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A large and lovely church that somehow escaped being flattened by the temblor of 1733, There are associations with Guatemala's own saint, Hermano Pedro.

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

this was a good place to walk by lots of vender out front and lot of activiy. it is a safe place. good to go.

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

San Pedro listens to your prayers to heal. But s heart shaped candle Fromm the church for your heart health or perhaps a body for your liver. Pretty place with many devout.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

The church of San Francisco is my absolute favourite Church or Cathedral in Antigua. It offers some incredible paintings and mural and is seemingly modern compared to other churches and cathedrals. The atmosphere is very relaxing and it is clear to see that this place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

The ruin side, museum and the living church is a real treat to visit in Antigua. Worth the stop and take the time to go inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The church itself is beautiful with incredible artwork inside - make sure you a dressed appropriately, they don't take too kindly to too much skin on show or hats/sunglasses inside - also no photos. The ruins next to the church are HUGE and very beautiful,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank manuelacea
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Church of San Francisco el Grande in Guatemala is one of the most frequented sanctuaries by the local people because of the shrine of Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur. It was built in 1700. Statues adorn the outside and the pic ops inside are breath...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Church and ruins on a large scale. Not crowded during the week but very busy on Sunday. Be sure to go to the south side of the church to see the ruins. The north side is non-nondescript.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed August 15, 2018

When in Antigua, this is a DO NOT MISS. I'm not a religious man, but there is something about the energy here - both in the cathedral and the museum of Santo Hermano Pedro alike - that is other worldly. You can literally feel the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sivartyad
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I really wanyed to see some of the colonial ruins before going home and this was a great choice! Lots to see and lots I missed. Really could have (and should have) spent more time there. Only downer was that there was a guy right...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Trip Report Part 1: Antigua (10 Replies)
I travelled with my neice (18 years old) in July 2013 and wanted to report back to the forum. I know I love to read these reports, so I'm going to go for it with the details. If it's too long - all you need to know is I was thrilled to be back in this wonderful country for my second visit and am already strategizing on how to get back there again quickly. We had one week in Antigua and two weeks in San Pedro la Laguna on Lake Atitlan. Our main activity was studying Spanish Monday-Friday with...More
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"really terrible traffic and car fumes" in Antigua and you're from Washington DC, something is wrong with that statement.