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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It is a beautiful place to take pictures and walk around. One of the pictures most famous of Antigua. We really like the Arc. more »
Get out and visit it before 10am. The streets are quieter and you can get a pic of the Arc with the volcano in the background. They have the road under the arc blocked off so that no vehicles can... more »
It's a very nice experience, the history of the ancient priests and the nuns this arch preserves is totally exciting, you can just take pictures, but behind it are the ruins of the stories and records of an ancient catholic church. When coming to this arch, I recommend look for a tour guide, so you can understand the history and the value this ancient architecture work has.
Very beautiful, though super touristy spot. Can imagine it must be better to come here in the super early hours to avoid the crowds clogging your photo, but either way,an interesting spot to watch tourists and locals mingle next to this beautifully yellow arch.
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