Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua

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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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  • This iconic arch is worth visiting and snapping a photo on each side of it. The area around it has good restaurants and shops. A must see if you are in the area.  more »
  • Impossible to go to Antigua and not have a picture of this place. Prepare your camera and think fun and artistic ideas to pose in this iconic place.
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  • I know this is the most photographed landmark in old Antigua. But I am just as impressed as my last visit. It seems to be part of a convent turned hotel. Nevertheless, it's best seen and experienced in person.
  • It is a beautiful archway! A lovely attraction that is on the front of all the guidebooks for Antigua. Get there early in the morning for a quieter experience. At peak times, it can get quite busy along this road and it will be impossible to get the perfect photo you are hoping for! If you just want to have a look, then you won't be disappointed. There are several tourist places on this street, including the Chocolate Museum, which explains why it can get busy with visitors and people selling their wares.
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