Cathedral de Santiago, Antigua

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#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Antigua
Observe the ruins of Cathedral de Santiago, a landmark in the World Heritage-listed capital. Built in 1541, the cathedral sustained damage in the massive 1773 earthquake, after which it was only partially reconstructed. Today, the front of the building remains, as does a small church, while the rest is in ruins. Roam the massive pillars under the open sky, see the fragments of arches and frescoed church walls, and try to imagine the grandiose original building. Admire the ornate front facade, and take haunting photographs of the mighty remains. Use our Antigua attractions planner to visit Cathedral de Santiago on your trip to Antigua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In the capital of Central America in full explendor of the Spanish empire there was no shortage of a magnificent cathedral. Despite having collapsed by an earthquake, its ruins speak of its greatness. One part was rebuilt to house the church and another part can be visited to see what was left. It is impressive to see the plant in cross and the gaps where previously there were domes, the remains of what it was. Let your imagination run wild and admire what's left.
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  • Extraordinary colonial construction that must be completed with the visit to the ruined area. This visit gives an idea of how impressive the City of Santiago was in its time of splendor. One of the most important and avant-garde cities in the new world
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  • One of the ruins worth to visit. Not expansive.
  • It is a place that you enter you say woow
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