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IGLESIA DE LA CANDELARIA

Located in the northeast sector of Antigua, you will find the remains of this 16th century church. Commissioned by the first bishop of Guatemala Francisco Marroquin in 1548, the original structure was completed two years later. It served as a hermitage to more than 200 Mayan families from the nearby villages, even conducting services in the Pipil language until the late 1600s. It was severely damaged in the earthquake of 1773. Now it serves as a backdrop for a park and basketball court. You will pass by these ruins on your way to Cerro de la Cruz.

Guest Reviews:

Only the facade can be seen. The interior seems to be the property of the guardian and more like his private home. But it is still a beautiful facade in a nice environment for photography.” -Alejandro Godoy

There is a space in front of the ruins where you can play soccer or basketball. There are children and young people playing with skateboards.” -Japanese Tourist

RUINAS DE LA IGLESIA DE LA CANDELARIA
Entrance Fee:
None
Opening Hours:
Always Open
Days Closed:
Open Daily
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Please note that many of the entrance fees for landmarks, parks, and museums are subsidized by the government for Guatemalan citizens. You may notice a price difference for foreigners.