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Catedral Metropolitana

8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
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Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork.
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8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay in Zone 1 where everything interesing is. You can walk to the park and Cathedral from most hotels in zone 1. There's always something interesting happening at the park. Ask at your hotel

Thank Alayla S
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Catedran Metropolitana is one of the Guatemala city landmarks. Excellent architecture. Highly recemmended to visit.

Thank John V
Reviewed August 19, 2017

It's definitely not as beautiful as many of the other cathedrals in Latin America, but it's still worth a visit if you're in the area. It's a good place to stop in to find some peace after exploring the plaza.

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Not worth a special visit. There's not any signage in English...yes I know it's a place of worship and a Spanish speaking country however a little info would have been good.

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

On the way to the cathedral we wore follow until one of the tourist got pushed and robbed. That happed on the plaza before we went in to the cathedral. Beware of the kakos!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

This amazing church ⛪️ building posses so much history in the walls. I live to visit churches that posses this type of architecture style.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We wandered all around it but didn't go inside. Beautiful architecture, and the park in front of it has a massive fountain and plenty of places to relax for a bit.

Thank revaidgnarl
Reviewed July 13, 2017

The Metropolitan Cathedral was not as special as we were expecting especially given the Cathedrals of comparable size that we have visited in Italy and Spain. Although having said that, the sense we got was that the building was utilized as it should be i.e....More

Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed July 11, 2017

An arquitectural gem, inside you will find a lot of art, paintings, sculptures and is a must, if you are in downtown.

Thank DanielChang
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Went for a service and to see the inside of this cathedral,beautiful inside, a must see for any visitor to the city.

Thank WhiteFireLady
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October 31, 2016|
Response from Jorge C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
June 20, 2015|
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Response from Viajero447 | Reviewed this property |
Mass schedule at the San Salvador Cathedral: Saturday at 7:00 A.M. 12 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
March 6, 2015|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral itself is supposed to be open daily, including weekends, from 7 AM to 1 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM. But my cab driver warned me that often it is closed during those hours for no apparent reason. When I visited... More