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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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Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 3080
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wlaked this street countless times and always noticed something different. Going one direction, Volcan Agua is seen through the arch, going the other direction is the church. Many shops, street vendors and restaurants along here and it leads right into the Central Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lkenn1410
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Antigua, you absolutely have to visit this arch in Antigua. You can shoot beautiful pictures if the sky is clear. Around that arch are also beautiful small shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This arch way is one of the landmarks of Antigua. Although not overly exceptional in this wonderful town of Antigua with it's many architectural wonders it is very much worth walking to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

I loved walking down the street of the arc. Painters, people selling treats, restaurants, shops. So much around this area, and a beautiful view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chelseadene1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We spent a day here on a tour from our Celebrity Ship. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. The day we were there it was their Independence day. We saw schools with their marching girls and bands parading down a main street of Antigua. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice view, with a really nice weather. I'd totally invite people to visit it and enjoy what Antigua has to offer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank denissedaniela91
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a very iconic place within Antigua Guatemala. Surrounded by restaurants, bars and local shops. Nice for a family pic.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

The Arco can be seen in many Antigua-related postcard and pictures. Plentitud of street merchant is a little bit anoying. Close to Plaza Central.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jorge R
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

If you visit Antigua this is a must see photo op place to visit. It is a very beautiful Arch. It is centrally located and very easy to find. Antigua is very easy to walk all over town as it is small.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jmccoy2008
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Lots of options for shopping. Mom pot is way over priced. Go next door for 50% less. While your at it go to Frida’s for a margarita.

Date of experience: October 2018
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