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Address: Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number:
832-0184
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This monumental arch was built as a passageway between the monastery and...

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.

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Arco Photos, a centerpiece of Colonial Antigua

Great spot to shoot photos of the arch (Arco in Spanish) in many directions. Towards the South of the Arch is Volcan Agua, and North is the equally colorful French Vanilla colored... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great spot to shoot photos of the arch (Arco in Spanish) in many directions. Towards the South of the Arch is Volcan Agua, and North is the equally colorful French Vanilla colored La Merced Church and Ruins. If it has rained and there are puddles in the cobblestone street, look for the reflections of the arch, Colonial architecture, and Volcan... More 

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Hacienda Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place; if only the walls would speak the History that would tell of many centuries; Auuuh it would be amazing an it would take u back in time; sort of like (Back To The Pass Future) With going back to To Life History. It Amaze U and u would enjoy; But u would because the Arco De Santa... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This street is one of the best for shopping in Antigua. We particularly like the small pottery shop on the left as you go toward the church at the end. There is also a small shop on the right hand side near the church that has great little hand made bird decorations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most iconic shots of the whole city... Worth a visit just so you can snap the one shot that anyone who has been to Antigua will recognise...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The famous arch on "Arch Street" is always a pleasant place to people-watch. Colorfully clad vendors are always selling textiles and the latest fad seems to be copper-colored metal leafy-branched wall decorations. The infamous Nim Po't store is a couple of doors down and sells EVERYTHING you'd ever want to buy as a craft item, including seconds of beautiful huipils... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the arch in the picture built allow nuns to cross the road without being seen. clock on the arch has the hour 4 represented by IIII in stead of the more regular IV.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The arch is lovely. And on a lov lay street with great little coffee shops and hidden markets. I do wish however they would put some lights on it to emphasise it at night. Apart from that it's a lovely spot to walk around.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't count the number of times I've visited Guatemala! And whenever possible I head to Antigua and stare at the arch and it's street. It never disappoints.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arch is an icon of Antigua. There's nothing particularly outstanding about the arch, but it is a symbol of Antigua. It's not far from the Central Square, and it provides excellent photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your going to see this and not really realize its a big attraction. Its an arc in the middle of one of the main roads very close to Central Square.

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