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Address: Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number: 832-0184
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This monumental arch was built as a passageway between the monastery and...

This monumental arch was built as a passageway between the monastery and adjoining school. The buildings were constructed to accommodate an increase in religious followers during the 17th century.

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Another nice view in the city.

A nice arc! Lots of people always around taking pictures under the clock face. Lots of market stalls either side of the road worth a look. Tourist attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice arc! Lots of people always around taking pictures under the clock face. Lots of market stalls either side of the road worth a look. Tourist attractions.

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Baltimore, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love the view from the arch with Volcano Agua in the background. Some of the most beautiful pictures from our trip. Easy to get to with shopping all around.

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Thank Maria W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of restaurants all around. A must selfie picture of the arch and you. You just have too....Oh! and if you don't have a selfie stick I'm sure you'll find someone selling them! So no excuses.

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Thank Rosie L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very touristic and safe at night. Walked at 10 pm with my children who were visiting Guatemala for the first time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From Central Park to the La Merced church, the Calle del Arco is a treat! There are stores, restaurants and gorgeous views! Weekends are active and people fill the streets. A gorgeous stroll, especially on a beautiful day!

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice viewpoints if you can get the right angle.. on the weekends they close of the road to the cars.. so for the best photos come early on a saturday or sunday before the hours of people start making it impossible to get a good shot

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hanging out here in 1996 with my friend Michl, drinking a Gallo on the curb, when a moped sped by. It stopped, reversed, and the guy got off and demanded that Michl give him his beer. Michl shrugged and gave the guy the beer. I was laughing when two police officers followed and pulled over asking, "Did you... More 

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Thank AnitaPeron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect place to take awesome pictures while you are in Antigua. I was there in the early morning and seeing the vulcano and the street without people was breathtaking...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a tourist, you need to have your picture near the arch. I might suggest the weekend when they close the street of traffic. Picture perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Google Antigua and this image comes up. You really need to go there to say that you saw it. It is pretty cool and makes for some nice pictures

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