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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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Calle Oriente,1a Avenida Sur 7a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn about Hermano Pedro - I recommend a guide if you are keen to learn about the history. I suggest confirming the cost for the guide service before committing.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gyneth T
Reviewed 30 September 2019

One of my favorite sights in Antigua! So stinking pretty! Great for pictures & gawking! My favorite church!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank figwoahsthebomb
Reviewed 25 August 2019

One of the iconic churches in Antigua. Must see the inside... they don't make them like this anymore.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank beatdrum
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Make sure you stop here to see the resting place of Hermano Pedro, Guatemala’s first Saint. He was considered the Mother Theresa of his time, and is venerated as such. The church was damaged and eventually destroyed in Guatemala’s famous historic earthquakes, and was rebuilt...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Antigua is one of the nicest colonial towns. There are many old ruins to explore and travelers will have a great time walking the cobblestone streets.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jane Marie M
Reviewed 6 August 2019

This church which I visited with Elizabeth Bell as my guide is a shadow of its former self - that which has survived several earthquakes It' two chapels are lovely but more importantly its collection of 16th C art is striking. Well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ray T
Reviewed 21 July 2019

This church and its history make for an interesting tour. We had a group of 10 and a guide and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't go by yourselves, be sure to get a guide so you can learn more.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cbisera21
Reviewed 8 July 2019

The restored retablo is worth the visit, the "hall of miracles" a little creepy but I suppose not unusual for saints with supposed healing powers (Hermano Pedro de Bettancourt). Other side chapels also worth a look, including the area honoring Pedro's canonization (no cast-off infant...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Came for a visit at 1630 hrs. Paid entrance fee, and was quickly greeted by a Tour guide named Marcelino (or named very similar). He gave us a great tour, and then at the end proceeded to rip us off for Q600. Enter the Museo...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Haole69
Reviewed 23 May 2019

It is a very beautiful church, big, from el Cerro de la Cruz is the one with the white dome. Is approx 10 minutes walk from the city center.

Date of experience: May 2019
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