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Cathedral de Santiago

435 Reviews

Cathedral de Santiago

435 Reviews
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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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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Feb 2021
Athens, Greece2,548 contributions238 helpful votes
Lovely cathedral in center, nice when it's lit up at night as well, didn't enter it but looked from outside
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Date of experience: January 2021
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,523 helpful votes
Its construction started around 1541 and 1545. Along the centuries, it has been built and rebuilt many times, due to the major earthquakes that have struck the country. In 1680, the church was finally consecrated: "Catedral Primada de Santiago de los Caballeros", devoted to the cult of St. James, the Patron Saint of Guatemala. This Cathedral had a large dome, multiple chapels, naves, important paintings, statues, golden carved altars and an underground mortuary crypt. But the earthquakes continued, in 1717 ("Terremotos de San Miguel"), in 1751 ("Terremotos de Guatemala") and in 1773 ("Terremotos de Santa María"). Right after this last earthquake, which destroyed almost the whole city of "Santiago de los Caballeros" (the actual "Antigua"), the Spanish authorities decided to build a new capital city - "La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción" (the actual "Ciudad de Guatemala") and a new cathedral - the actual "Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santiago de Guatemala", in Ciudad de Guatemala. The ruins of the old "Catedral Primada de Santiago de los Caballeros" were left behind and a great part of them can still be visited in Antigua. I strongly recommend this visit as the ruins are very interesting, extremely beautiful and near Antigua's "Parque Central". Unmissable! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jun 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,352 contributions273 helpful votes
The cathedral is, as usual, located on the central plaza. We did not go in but externally this building does not disappoint. Very grand
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Date of experience: October 2019
blindman20002000 wrote a review Apr 2020
Davie, Florida364 contributions166 helpful votes
This church is not to be missed if visiting the city of Antigua. The ruins of the old church are immense and interesting to see. Bring your camera.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia3,517 contributions656 helpful votes
This pretty cathedral sits opposite the central park of Antigua. It has a beautiful facade covered with carvings and statues. It makes for a nice photo.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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