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Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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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 and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not as photogenic as some of the churches but important to the local people and interesting to see the ex votos and other messages of thanks etc. worthwhile if you are Catholic/interested/have the time

Thank reins76
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fabulous ruins & museum - $1 admission. The church & tomb area are free and impressive. Great people watching outside, especially Sunday morns.

Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you see the photos of this church after the 1976 earthquake. These will enhance your appreciation of this magnificent church.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice church in Antigua. It is well over 300 years old an has been lovingly maintained despite damage from many earthquakes over the years. You can see numerous patch jobs and restoration after these earthquakes but they give the churches a more genuine...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must visit the church where the tomb of the brother Pedro is. An atmosphere of peace and tranquility is felt to be near the recliner where you pray in privacy. The garden pays tribute to such a good man of God. Hearing his bells...More

Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This beautiful church was built by Diego de Porres and inaugurated in 1702. One of Santo Hermano Pedro's miracles was that his tomb and chapel remained intact and have continued in uninterrupted operation through the centuries.It has sustained damage during several earthquakes and as you...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is free to walk around but to learn more about Guatemala's only Saint Hermano Pedro and his significance and also the history of Antigua and Guatemala in general i would have a guide

Thank Rustylucky
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The tomb of Guatemala's Hermano Pedro is located here. There are vendors and a church store with nice religious articles for sale at reasonable prices. I walked here from the other side of town....enjoyable walk, stops along the way.......Sunday is a good day to go....

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Arrived just after semana santa, am told it was rather hectic a week ago. This Church is a beautifully kept site. Inexpensive, great vendors surrounding the site. Great place to take your time and wander around. Don't miss the museum--rare opportunity to see a holy...More

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This church is the mark of the Franciscan order who came as other Christian forces to bring Christianity to the New World. Unlike other Christian orders who forced this religion on the local people, this order made it in a very soft way. The church...More

Thank Kitnuki
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