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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
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Guatemala City’s historical center used to be a bit dangerous but now a days it is a great place to stroll and take in the sites, one of which is the cathedral which is quite beautiful.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I visited here during my visit in Guatemala city and it was the best the cathedral was very pretty and old which I like a lot this is even one of the churches that Pope john paul ii visited during his visit in Guatemala which...More

Thank Roman S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is the highlight, along with The National Palace, of Zona Uno, the historic center of town. The blue domes are unusual in Latin America. Inside is pretty as well, which is not always the case. It is flanked by the National Palace, and a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend some time. Safe and fairly clean. You can feed the pidgins. Lots of shopping nearby and 2 blocks from the central market. Find the churro guy. Awesome churros! Safe place. Though not as grand a plaza as say Mexico City’s zocalo...More

Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed 5 April 2018

IMPRESSIVE. I could stop my review now, but there is a 100 character limit. So , here I go. Maybe it is timing or appreciation to be here before the Easter season. Guatemala is passionate about the Passion of Christ, Easter Week, Easter, and the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Metropolitan Cathedral is the main church of Guatemala City and is located at the Parque Central in the center of the city. Its massive structure incorporates baroque and classical elements and has withstood numerous earthquakes.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What an incredible Church. The paintings and murals on the wall are some of the best I've ever seen in my life. There are so many things that are adorned with gold and silver and platinum it is beyond imagination. If you're into religious artifacts...More

Thank camines4me
Reviewed 10 February 2018

A must see in Guatemala city. Beautiful and many good sculptures and designs. Would recommend a day and evening visit, because of lighting with taking photos.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a very beautiful cathedral in the center of Guatemala City. The pipe organ is very impressive. In front of the cathedral, there are 12 pillars covered with many of the victims of their civil war.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

In the center of the city, it is located at Parque Central. Damaged during two earthquakes...1917 and 1976...it has been repaired. Very austere interior. What was heart wrenching was seeing the 12 pillars outside the church with the names of the thousands of people who...More

Thank Linda B
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I would check their website.
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Response from JorgeC1421 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
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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.
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