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Santa Catalina Arch

Arco de Santa Catalina

Arco de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina Arch (5th North Avenue, Antigua) – the Santa Catalina Arch is One of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua, located on 5th Avenue North. Build in In the 17th century, it originally connected the convent of Santa Catalina with a school, specifically cloistered nuns to move from one building to another without leaving Street The activity of the earthquake in 1773 damaged the convent and the arch. Although partially restored, The convent was finally abandoned in 1776 and renovated in 1850. In the 1890s, more Renovations of this site resulted in the addition of a clock tower. When another the earthquake shook the city in 1976, the clock suffered some damage and was repaired years later (in 1991). Today, the arch is the most photographed attraction in the city, besides being a meeting place for the New Year holidays. Popenoe House (Scholastic Site, 6 East Street # 16, Antigua)