Santa Catalina ArchCurrently Open
- Address: 5a AvenidaNorte, Antigua Guatemala 03-001, Guatemala
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids
An iconic monument, the famous Santa Catalina Arch is a place you would not want to miss. It's on a very nice pedestrian street with a beautiful view of the volcano in the background. You will easily stumble across this when walking around Antigua. Probably the most photographed site in the city. Special about the Arch is the fact that in the back you can see the volcano. Besides that, it's a beautiful building.
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91.78% of people who visit Antigua Guatemala include Santa Catalina Arch in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
42.86% of people start their Santa Catalina Arch visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Santa Catalina Arch
89.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Santa Catalina Arch
Santa Catalina Arch Reviews & Ratings
A great photo stop if you're ever in Antigua. If you're there under the right conditions, you can get a great shot of the volcano right under the arch. Not to mention all the great places to eat and shop along the way. It's easily walking distance (just a few blocks) from the city's center. Don't forget to look up on your walk at all of the amazing architecture that makes it one of my favorite cities in the world!
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.
This is the most famous Arch in Guatemala, it has been part of Antigua's history since it was built in the 17th Century. It can be crowded since everyone wants to have their photo in this very beautiful and romantic place. It is located in a really good area having restaurants, bars, and hotels nearby and right next to it you can fin the Nimpot store where you can Guatemalan souvenirs in a really cheap price. Well, if you are visiting Antigua, you can't leave without having your own photo of this beautiful and historical Arch. Best time to visit? Holy Week 😁
This beautiful Arch hides a bit of a dark past. It was built to prevent cloistered nuns, often placed by their families, to move from one portion of their convent to another without ever being seen or seeing any of their family, former friends or the public.
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.