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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.
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Calle Oriente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful at night/evening hours. Is a great place to take pics (especially after going on a photo walk with Rudy Giron). The old-look and the history is interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside there is the small parish church of San Jose where once there was the cathedral of a diocese. Moderately interest8ing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular tourist site that is beautifully lit at night . A must-see at night and an inside visit during the day when it is open.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane Marie M
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The cathedral is one of the landmarks surrounding the main square or the Central Park of ANtigua. Aside from the Cathedral the main square is surrounded by the City Hall, a row of shophouses, and the Captain General Palace. It is the major church in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed December 19, 2018

The Cathedral of Santiago is just a 30 second walk over the road from the Central Park. It stands high above anything else in the immediate area and seems to be the real centrepiece of the city. It is beautifully illuminated at night and is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The cathedral is on the main square and is beautiful, but of even more interest are the ruins of the original grand cathedral. Upon leaving by the side door, there is an entrance to the ruins and there is a small fee. People are free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

As with all the other buildings in Antigua overshadowing buildings that are quite grand, this is one of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Technically, this is a chapel since the rest of the church was destroyed during the eathquake in the 1700s and the cathedral of Guatamala was moved tho Guatamala City. La Merced is more impressive and quite beautiful. The original Cathdral was quite impressive as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John J
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

You can't miss this church as it is on the main square and is where all the taxi cabs congregate (day and night). It is beautiful on Sunday night when it is all lit up.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed May 13, 2018

It must have been something before time and earthquakes destroyed much of it. Now it's little more than an ornate facade, a few small chapels, and ruins. It sits in the main square.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Linda C
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What are the hours on Dec 24 and Dec 25? Thanks.
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If you type ‘Santiago cathedral mass times’ into google, you will find them easily. Unfortunately it won’t let me share links with you on this page
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