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Arco de Santa Catalina

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Arco de Santa Catalina

1,691 Reviews
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Antigua ATV Coffee Tour

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Enjoy caffeine and adrenaline in one tour on this excursion from Antigua. The eclectic tour is sure to please a variety of travelers. Climb on board your personal ATV and head to a local plantation, where you discover the coffee making process from seed to mug. After a hot cup of the local beverage, ride up to Cerro de la Cruz, which offers a spectacular view of the city and surrounding mountains.
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Dr. Tim wrote a review Feb 2021
Marana, Arizona4,751 contributions632 helpful votes
Guatemala was a stop on our cruise ship so we signed up for a Blue Planet shore excursion which drove us 2 hours to Antigua. There are so many sites to visit in this beautiful city including the Arco de Santa Catalina. The Arch was built in the 1690s so cloistered nuns could walk from the convent to the school without having to cross the streets of the city. You can see the Agua Volcano in the background as you stand under the arch. I highly recommend a short visit for some great pictures.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Feb 2021
Athens, Greece2,527 contributions237 helpful votes
This Arco is symbol of Antigua, you definitely pass it whilst walking about in the city, good for short photo stop
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Date of experience: January 2021
Mag-Di wrote a review Jan 2021
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Lots of shops around. The church next to it is beautiful and there's street food all around. That area is worth going for a walk.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Alex wrote a review Nov 2020
Norway13 contributions12 helpful votes
It is impossible not to pass it when in Antigua. Cute and nice, but a little hyped from SoMe. Take a few pictures and be on your way to bigger adventures
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,522 helpful votes
Welcome to the "Arco de Santa Catalina"! A beautiful arch and a landmark of Antigua! At the beginning of the 17th century, there were two convents - the "Convento de la Inmaculada Concepción de María" and the "Convento de Santa Catalina Mártir" - and the cloistered nuns. As the convents expanded to the other side of the existing street, the nuns were authorized to build a passage connecting the constructions. A "closed" arch was the solution then envisaged - the cloistered nuns would cross the street without being seen by any passerby. They would never imagine that, nearly 400 years later, the "Arco de Santa Catalina" would be an iconic symbol of Antigua and that the humble cobbled street would be worldly known as "Calle del Arco". The convents are still there and house today a cozy hotel - the "Hotel Convento de Santa Catalina". The arch "frames" the awesome "Volcán de Agua" in its background! Unforgettable pictures and fond memories to take home! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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