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Calle Oriente 7 | Calle de los Pasos, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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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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  • Average8%
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Calle Oriente 7 | Calle de los Pasos, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7882 4439
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"hermano pedro"
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"saint joseph"
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"wear long pants"
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"religious art"
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"interesting ruins"
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"small museum"
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"admission fee"
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"small fee"
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"beautiful facade"
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"walk around"
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"take your time"
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"on display"
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"spanish school"
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"take pictures"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The church and ruins are within a courtyard. Market stalls line the left side as one faces the church. There is a clean and tidy public washroom on the front wall that costs 3 Quetzals which is about 60cents. The entrance to the museum and...More

Thank Marg_and_Stew
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Everywhere you look the city has these amazing structures and they are so beautiful. The whole city is amazing.

Thank Kathi R
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

When Spaniard Franciscan missionaries arrived in 1530, they were the first to move to the Panchoy Valley. This chapel was severely damaged by the 1565 earthquake (and again in 1773). During the next ten years a new sanctuary was constructed two blocks away in 1579....More

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

While the existing church isn't too much to write home about, it does house a museum to Brother Pedro, and contains thousands of momentos of thanks for his healing prayers. For us though, the big draw was the ruins of the original church which are...More

Thank Allison J
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

I enjoyed a couple hours in the Church and the adjoining ruins on my latest visit to Antigua. The church itself is peaceful and not too ornate but has an especially beautiful mural on one wall. It is a good place to stop and sit...More

Thank Jan O
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I came here based on the good reviews but didn't expect what I found. The church itself is gorgeous in all of its glory but around the back, they offer entry into what they call the ruins and I wasn't sure if I wanted to...More

Thank Aydriana C
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Much was destroyed by earthquakes over the centuries, but what remains here is well worth a visit. There is a shrine to San Pedro Betancur, who was Central America's first saint. He was a Franciscan in the 1600's, who helped the handicapped and disabled. To...More

1  Thank Quasimama
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

This ruins are amazing. They are not well explored like in Santo Domingo but is a great place to visit.

Thank LiliKawaseGoncalves
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

What remains of the original cathedral is small compared to what it was before it was ruined during an earthquake. The part that is still standing is small inside but worth a visit. Walk through and out the side to the enter the ruined section....More

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is a must-visit place when walking through Antigua. The architecture is uniquely colonial and fairly well-preserved.

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