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Address: Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often...

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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The ruins are fun to check out, good place to take a picnic lunch too. Easy to walk around a good way to start your tour off. I didn't get to see inside the church because Mass... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2015
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Southport, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

The ruins are fun to check out, good place to take a picnic lunch too. Easy to walk around a good way to start your tour off. I didn't get to see inside the church because Mass was being held.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

You enter a court yard with vendors of the usual stuff on one side; the iglesia is in the middle and the ruins and museum on the other side. Mass was being said when I went into the church so I did not examine it well but on first blush it was nothing special although a couple of centuries old.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This is an example of a classic Catholic Church constructed probably 400 years ago. It is not that much different from The Merced, also from the same era. It's well worth a visit.

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London
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

A nice place to explore especially the convent area. The fake nun sitting in her room is a little creepy......

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

I spent a lot of time at San Francisco since it was very near the Spanish school where I was studying. The church, ruins, and Saint Hermano Pedro were all interesting. It was less than $1 to enter the ruins. The church has multiple masses each day and is a great place to attend mass. There are very good views... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

Only a dollar or two to enter but well worth that very small cost to spend on hour or so wandering around the ruins and seeing the main church which is still in regular use and the small museum area dedicated to the priest who worked her who later gained sainthood.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We ventured here on a Sunday and it was bustling with locals. The church was overflowing, great to see and hear. The ruins from earthquakes were well worth seeing. We spent a good hour going around.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

This place has a hopping market outside. The modern church is nice. But, the ruins are what is so interesting about this place. The walk is worth it to see the interesting shapes of the remains.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

Went there to visit on my second day and the view and ruins the church offered were amazing for the 10 quetzales (1$). Really offers a background into some Antigua-Guatemalan religious history.

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Reno Nevada
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

This was one of the few churches in Antigua that I hadn't visited and we ended up spending hours there. The grounds were hopping with church services, people visiting the tomb of Guatemala's only saint, vendors of every variety...and then the incredible ruins behind the active church. Beautiful grounds, places to climb and get picture-perfect views, fun places to explore... More 

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