The Arch of Santa Catalina in Antigua Guatemala

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When you think of Antigua Guatemala what image crosses your mind? Surely in your memories will appear the famous Arch. But do you know its history?

The Arch is a bridge that connected two parts of a convent known as St. Catherine Virgin and Martyr. This place was inhabited by nuns who lived isolated from the world. The number of members grew while construction was not big enough. This event was the reason they asked permission to occupy the opposite building. Initially, they wanted to build a tunnel to avoid being seen, but finally decided to create an arched walkway.

The construction began in 1693. Over time, the Arch was damaged by earthquakes but despite this, today the structure is maintained in good condition.
During your next visit be sure to check more closely the Arch of Santa Catalina in Antigua Guatemala!

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