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Arco de Santa Catalina

Coordinates: 14°33′35″N 90°44′03″W / 14.55972°N 90.73417°W / 14.55972; -90.73417
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Santa Catalina Arch

The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, located on 5th Avenue North.[1] Built in the 17th century, it originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the cloistered nuns to pass from one building to the other without going out on the street. A clock on top was added in the era of the Central American Federation, in the 1830s. The Guatemala Post Office Building in Guatemala City is based upon the arch.


  1. ^ "Arco de Santa Catalina". okantigua.com.

14°33′35″N 90°44′03″W / 14.55972°N 90.73417°W / 14.55972; -90.73417