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Address: Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala

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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Arrived just after semana santa, am told it was rather hectic a week ago. This Church is a beautifully kept site. Inexpensive, great vendors surrounding the site. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived just after semana santa, am told it was rather hectic a week ago. This Church is a beautifully kept site. Inexpensive, great vendors surrounding the site. Great place to take your time and wander around. Don't miss the museum--rare opportunity to see a holy relic only inches away.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is the mark of the Franciscan order who came as other Christian forces to bring Christianity to the New World. Unlike other Christian orders who forced this religion on the local people, this order made it in a very soft way. The church is holding drawing which demonstrate this way.

Thank Kitnuki
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins of this church and convent are just beautiful. They are located in very well kept gardens, which make the whole experience very romantic. The entrance fee is only Q7 (less than US$1). There are a lot of ruins to visit in Antigua, but these are a must-see.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come inside to see some breathtaking old statues and artwork. I've never been in a church that I didn't appreciate, and the Church of San Francisco is no exception. Sometimes it's nice to slip into a church for reflection and a few peaceful moments, both of which I experienced here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice church both outside and inside. Visiting just after opening and not so many people and not many vendors outside. The altar is huge, also the right sided one is beautiful. Lot of statues, paintings and carvings interested in.

Thank Utepil
Mankato, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Probably my favorite ruin in Antigua. Lots of vendors in the square and clean bathrooms. The grounds are very large with lots to see. Even took a nap laying in the sun one afternoon.

Thank Orangedog42
Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This church is a huge piece of history and culture for Guatemala. YOu can visit the church at no cost and there is an area you can pay a small admission fee and tour private grounds. There is a small market in the parking lot and you can buy trinkets, leather goods and taste local handmade candy . By the... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

It seems that the church has a reach past. It stands in a distance from the city center but is definitely worth a visit. Some souvenirs are sold on the square in front of it.

Thank Shimnik
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This beautiful church/ruins is situated in the SE section of Antigua, which is quieter. The courtyard is filled with craftspeople, selling all kinds of textiles, pottery, and other beautiful items. You can walk through many different sections and go up the stairs for a beautiful view of Volcan Agua. There are sections with greenery and flowers, with benches where you... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A very pretty church, no entrance fee. No photos or shorts allowed. The docent shooed away a photographer but didn't say anything to us about our shorts. Out of respect we did leave when we saw the sign. The Saint's crypt is here as well as his previous crypt with lots of beautiful religious art throughout the building. The ruins... More 

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