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“Great spot for photos”

Arco de Santa Catalina
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Short walk from Central Park Antigua, great spot for photos. You will spend at least 15 minutes to 30 minutes on the site and there are some great restaurant and coffee spots around the arch.

A must when in Antigua.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you want perfect pictures of Antigua come here :) The Arco is set in one of the most beautiful and lively streets in Antigua, featuring some very good restaurants and shops. I simply love it :)

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

A pedestrian walkway with good framing on either side. Dramatic mountain on one end (when not covered in low clouds) and the bustling town through the other.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The arch is the centerpiece of so many iconic Antigua photographs and paintings. I find that it's best to shoot the arch early in the morning before the sun washes it out and the clouds cover Volcan de Agua. After 5pm is a good time as well, but much harder to keep people out of your shot.

The arch was always a huge party area back when Reilly's was over there, and Studio 35 was a cooler place to go. Now it's just Fridas and Gaia over there, so don't find myself heading over there at night.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great photo opt It is iconic Antigua there is also a shop nearby that sells linens,pillows,blankets that is where you can find luxury linens at reasonable prices

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