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Ruinas de Catedral de San Jose


The original church was built in 1541 but was demolished after suffering damage from several earthquakes. The church was rebuilt in 1680, and by 1743 it was one of the largest cathedrals in Central America.

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In 1773, the church was left severely damaged after the Santa Marta earthquake and it was used as a leather tanning workshop. Over the years, the cathedral was neglected and left in ruins. But now, the ruins have been given a new purpose: bringing together tourists and the people of Antigua. A variety of concerts are organized to take place inside the ruins: classical music, opera, and singer-songwriter groups.

Entrance Fee:
Nationals Q5.00 / Foreigners Q10.00
Opening Hours:
Daily 9am - 5pm
Days Closed: