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Cathedral de Santiago

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Address: 5 Calle Oriente, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 50278320909
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The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and...

The original church, constructed in 1543 was damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt in the 17th century.

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Worth the trip!

Everything about Antigua is wonderful. I was so surprised at its beauty and majesty. Definitely worth a trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Antigua is wonderful. I was so surprised at its beauty and majesty. Definitely worth a trip.

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Providence, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The existing church is smaller than other churches in Guatemala but the history is fascinating and it is lighted up at night ,making it a wonderful site at night from the Central Plaza across the street. Don't miss visiting the oldest (ruins) part of the church behind. There is a small fee to enter the ruins but is goes for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

So beautiful, so intricate, and so much history. I feel honored that I got to walk in there and take in the beautiful sights! I highly recommend coming here even if you're not religious.

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Greenbrier, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

With an entrance fee of $1 per person, the ruins behind the renovated portion of the Cathedral are breathtaking. They should be the beginning of the long exploration into earthquake consequences that is Antigua.

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Maybe it is just for special occasions but the cathedral was beautifully lit that night. There was a wedding taking place so we didn't get to go in, but looking in from the outside, it was georgeous inside and out!

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral during the day but it is absolutely stunning at night. If time permits, take a nice nighttime stroll through the beautiful village and see the cathedral.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church with a great history. I really enjoyed the architecture and the beautiful statues of Christ the King. The alter was also a beautiful masterpiece.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This, to me, is a typical cathedral. It is beautiful. It is rather small. The real treasure is the ruins of the old cathedral out the back door. Plan about 15 minutes for your visit of the working cathedral. Plan an hour for the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The outside of the church is well restored and painted yellow with white ornaments. The church inside is very nice with many Saints and little chapels.

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Lillooet, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

At 8Q this is the least expensive ruins to enter. The church itself is ok. Exterior is nice but the interior is only ok. The ruins are amazing. Lots of arches with collapsed roofs to view and photograph. If you can visit only one ruins, I suggest visiting these ruins.... definitely the best value of them all.

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