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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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The church is very well conserved, and it is very nice inside even if you are not a catholic. It is got a market in the atrium, and some little attractions in there as well. but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The church is very well conserved, and it is very nice inside even if you are not a catholic. It is got a market in the atrium, and some little attractions in there as well. but the best of all is the convent, next to the church, there is a museum, and the ruins are magic and so peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

I didn't make it past the door after seeing a sign saying no shorts/vest tops which is what I was wearing, and didn't wish to offend! However, it looked very interesting from outside and fantastic to hear people singing from inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is kinda on the edge of town, but is a very beautiful and functional church. There was a local market inside the parking area with very friendly locals. They did not seam to be as pushy as the markets in town, however there were less tourists here.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

I am not sure if there was a cover charge but I never paid one? ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL huge ruins that are about a good city block if not more. A definite must

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

I thought this was a breathtaking site to experience but my impression was tainted by the pushy faux museum dosens at the front entrance who start by physically taking your money and handing it to the true cashier (as if for some service they are offering). They offer you English or Spanish speaking guide to walk with you, never once... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

It wasnt expensive to get into the museum - just as well. There wasn't much to interest us which is strange coz we usually find something to get excited about. The collection of 'apparatus' that had been donated to the museum following a miracle seemed a bit bizarre but did demonstrate that people who believe and pray do get their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Please remember to take your camera when you tour this still very active church among the ruins. It was one of many churches in Antigua destroyed during the earthquake of 1773. Such a fascinating place to explore! Also take some time before you go to familiarize yourself with the history of Santo Hermano Pedro, known as Peter of Saint Joseph... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Church of San Francisco is particularly interesting in that it's still an operational church - while we were there, local women were inside worshiping and singing. It really brought the place to life and was a whole other type of experience. The grounds and structure are incredible and a photographer's dream, set against the volcano Agua. We enjoyed the panoramic... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

The façade suggest a grand cathedral but all I can remember on the inside is the intensity of the state of ruin. There was an earth quake that did some of this destruction years ago. The original cathedral parts are there here and there and the it was once very large.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Take your time and do a little reading ahead of time. Some good shots of the volcanoes from the ruins attached to the church. Tomb of St. Joseph Betancur who was given sainthood in 2002 is here. Within walking distance of many other interesting sites.

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