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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my daughters were married here, as was my husband´s grandmother, (Its that old), But it remains beautiful with a unique grand charm, that only theses kind of churches have.

Thank Mariaeugeniakunco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of this church is like no other. It is absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship is outstanding. The inside was beautiful as well. It is in a lovely part of the city.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and beautiful. Good to go there in the afternoon when there are a lot of street food places open. Many tourists but not crowded. Close to st. Katharine's arch.

Thank Andrzej K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The effigy of Jesus Christ holding the cross that was carved in 1650 is breathtaking just from a history standpoint alone. Then the fact that it has withstood time. I especially like the contrast of the two bellowers from many of the historical church styles...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only $2 to go in, the ruins are beautiful there is a breathtaking fountain in the middle. Only a few blocks from the Central Park.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I attended classes at Maximo Nivel and I lived in le Manchen so I would pass this church daily. It always had something going on, from special services to a holy celebration in early May. People were dressed in Mayan garbs, there was a procession,...More

Thank Shalla A
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely colonial style church in Antigua, close to the market. Extremely peaceful inside, I’d recommend stopping in.

Thank Sher_TT
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I very much enjoy walking through the church to see the ancient paintings, decor, stations of the cross, etc. At times you may even see a sample of the afombras that adorn the streets of Antigua during Holy Week. I recommend no flash if you...More

Thank Chapingros
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I just had to get a close up picture of the front of this church because the detail does not show from a distance. There are white lillies in terracotta climbing up like a vine. I never saw anything like it before. Positively beautiful.

Thank reliasz
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The yellow and white intricately detailed exterior of this Jesuit Baroque church built in 1545 was the real draw for us, while the interior was rather plain in comparison. The very historic church was one of the first monasteries in the area. Unfortunately this was...More

Thank Linda C
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Carrie H
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
The indoor market is named Nim Pot. It was once a movie theater. It is next to Frida'a Mexican Restaurant. You cannot bargain in there, but prices are reasonable.
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