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  • Address: 5 Av. Norte and 2 Calle Poniente, Antigua, Guatemala

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Santa Catalina Arch Tours

The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the most iconic structures in Antigua. Arco de Santa Catalina in Spanish, the notable arch is located on Fifth Avenue North and was built in the 17th century to connect the Santa Catalina convent to a school. This allowed the cloistered nuns to pass between buildings without ever having to enter the street and come into contact with the general public, thereby violating the strict laws regarding seclusion. On either side of the arch you will find the Convents of Virgin and Mártir Santa Catalina.

The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the most photographed spots in Antigua, and its prime location creates a beautiful frame for the Agua Volcano in the background. Although technically owned by the Guatemalan government, the Santa Catalina Arch is looked after by the Santos family, which also owns the Reino del Jade store and Hotel El Convento.

If you’ve been to Guatemala City, this arch may seem familiar, and for good reason; the Guatemala Post Office Building was patterned after this iconic arch.

Practical Info

The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the most popular tourist sites in Antigua. If you want to beat the crowds, come early. Aqua Volcano, south of the arch, is primarily only visible on clear days. 

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Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua and Hot Springs with Lunch, Puerto Quetzal, null
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Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua and Hot Springs with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Depart from Puerto Quetzal to enjoy a soft walking tour in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Colonial Antigua Morning Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Colonial Antigua Morning Tour from Guatemala City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Depart from Guatemala City to explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about it’s history during colonial times. On this 5-hour tour, our expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.00
Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador, San Salvador, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador

Beauty and history are together in one of the oldest cities of the Americas.  Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s main ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.00
Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Visit city sites and a preserved colonial heritage in a valley with three mighty volcanoes during this 8-hour guided tour. The wonderland of Antigua Guatemala, ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.00
Colonial Antigua Morning Walking Tour, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Colonial Antigua Morning Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join this 3-hour tour and explore Antigua! Our expert guide will talk about the many wonders of this city, once considered the third most important Spanish ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.99
Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience, Antigua, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Depart from Antigua to explore this fascinating city and learn about its history during colonial times. Our expert guide will talk about the many wonders of ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City, Guatemala ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Departing from Guatemala City, explore the fascinating city of Antigua on this full-day tour and learn about its history during colonial times. Our expert ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Day Trips
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Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover the history and beauty of one of the Americas’ oldest cities on this sightseeing day tour from Guatemala City to Antigua! On this 8-hour tour, visit ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.33
Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory with Lunch, Puerto Quetzal, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in the port of Puerto Quetzal, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Antigua Guatemala. During your shore excursion, a local guide ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

See Guatemala’s mixture of Mayan and Spanish influences on this 8-hour tour from Guatemala City to the Iximché ruins and the city of Antigua. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.99

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