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Address: Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often...

One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside.

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Beautiful church and ruins. Most interesting to see the relics from Santo Hermano Pedro, beatified in 2012 but whose remains were in the church 400 years prior. They were moved to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful church and ruins. Most interesting to see the relics from Santo Hermano Pedro, beatified in 2012 but whose remains were in the church 400 years prior. They were moved to a new crypt at that event, but the original is also there and seems to have more energy around it.

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Truro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful colonial church in a city filled with them. Nice museam and ruined section. great for pictures. Also contains a shrine to a modern priest killed in "la violenca" very interesting not just ancient history!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst this church is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, the museum closes at 5 PM like other ruins. We discovered this by reaching here at 5 PM hoping to visit the museum one day. We went back the following day in the morning. As mentioned in previous reviews, entrance fee was Q 7 for adults and Q 3... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience in the ruins. The total feeling of peace and serenity washes over you. The gardens are simple but beautiful with bougainvillea cascading all around. The spirits of monks that walked these grounds enfold you. Worth the small amount money to enjoy such a comforting atmosphere.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The San Francisco Church is a gorgeous church in the south end of Antigua featuring incredibly detailed architecture and it is still used for religious services to this day. For a small fee of Q7, you are able to explore inside the ruins of the adjacent convent, which suffered serious damage from earthquakes in the 1700's. There is an open-air... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Antigua ruins that are attached to a functioning church are the cheapest to visit. Those that are just ruins are sometimes 3x the price. San Francisco is the cheapest option of all at only Q7 to see the ruins next to the free church. The church exterior is far more interesting than the interior and it's the only church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Imposing church edifice with ruins of the Franciscan monastery that Saint Hermano Pedro established 300+ years ago, a must see in Antigua

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The cathedral is free to visit, and its awesome, just make sure to visit the little museum at the side of it, its just Q. 7 so it's really cheap and there are really interesting pieces inside.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

You can get in for less than 10Q (1.35$US) and you will have all the time you want to wander around the beautiful ruins that are there. After exploring the outside gardens, take some time to visit the museum and learn a little about Hermano Pedro. You suggest that you plan at least one hour to visit this place.

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Bauru, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This monument is impressive with its bells on top of the towers. There is a market at the floor level.

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