Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Arco de Santa Catalina
An iconic landmark, Arco de Santa Catalina represents the only portion of the once-flourishing Convent of St. Catherine that's left standing. Built in 1694, the arch spans a street and was used by nuns to cross from one building to another without being seen on the street. The bright yellow structure boasts a rich history and has become a symbol of the city. The clock tower was added in the 1830s. To plan Antigua vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Guatemala was a stop on our cruise ship so we signed up for a Blue Planet shore excursion which drove us 2 hours to Antigua. There are so many sites to visit in this beautiful city including the Arco.... more »
This Arco is symbol of Antigua, you definitely pass it whilst walking about in the city, good for short photo stop more »
Most iconic site of Antigua. This is the arch which is on the souvenir magnets. Can get a phenomenal picture with mountain in the background. Saw a couple taking their wedding pics here. We went at 9am and there was barely any crowd so we were able to take great pictures that didn't have a bunch of other people in the pics lol
La Antigua is always great to visit, a bit over-rated to my taste though. Accommodation is on the expensive side when considering the standard you get. It’s a place to walk, great coffee in the area and you can even tour a coffee production place. If you want to just rest this is the place to be. Lots and lots of international tourists.
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