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“International Simbol”

Arco de Santa Catalina
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Colonial Antigua Morning Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 80 things to do in Antigua
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Owner description: 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.
Panajachel, Guatemala
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“International Simbol”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Its the emblematic glif of the city most visited in GUATEMALA, wonderfull view at the south side you get the volcano Agua and at the north the beautiful Merced Church. The most famous street in Antiugua, on weekend nice cultural center, and on semana sant holy week nice caperts!

Visited April 2012
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“A must take picture moment !”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We absolutely loved Antiqua and wished we had taken some more time out to see the entire town. Even though small, it all starts at the Parke Central and the cobblestone streets and architecture make the place so charming and ancient. The arco can be found when standing at the Parke Central and is just a 5 minute walk away, take a pic right under it and it will be a lasting memory, very nice quiet little town and super relaxing !

Visited April 2012
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Indiana
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“All those awesome photos in the guidebooks are there for a reason”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

The Arco Santa Catalina is an beautiful highlight of a walking tour of Antigua. Go there many times during your visit, but especially at sunrise and sunset and be sure to bring your wide-angle lens for stunning photos of this Latin American landmark. Go often and be patient and you might be able to get a great shot of the volcano framed by the arch. Also, go early on a weekend for a shot of the arch without lots of cars parked on the side of the street.

Visited March 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Must take a picture of this one.”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Very pretty area but definitely the most expensive shops in Antigua are on this street around the Arco.

Visited February 2012
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Granada, Nicaragua
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“one of the best in Antigua.”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

the place is probably one of the best restaurants in Antigua the menu is fantastic and the food is delicious most of the time has entertainment and the setting is awesome, the name tells you everything The Santa Catalina Arch the most emblematic symbol of Antigua.

Visited April 2012
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