We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (217)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork.
8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Catedral Metropolitana
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$70.00
More Info
Reviews (466)
Filter reviews
131 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful cathedral metropolitan cathedral civil war massive structure main church pope john paul ii selling things sunday mass latin america the heart of the city rainy day gift shop national palace prayer pillars christ saints
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 131 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically located in the town square. It is a beautiful building, with fantastic history. While there take a walk around the town square.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank badge2283
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We used the rainy day for visiting old downtown Guatemala and enjoyed a tour through the palace and the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 827maritar
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Chapels behind iron gates. InterestIng paintings of the life of Christ. Filled with light. Small gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Q8830COkarenm
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

This is a pleasant church but nothing special. It is worth going in if you walk the Plaza de la Constitucion. It is always nice to say a prayer and light a candle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evanses5
Reviewed 12 December 2018

the cathedral id enormous.. we loved it.. beautiful inside and out.. I regret not taking the tour up to see the bells..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank billy a
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I am always amazed at how intricately designed these cathedrals are and they continue to be well maintained and respected. Great to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JimmieHappy1
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Located in the heart of the city, beautiful images, near the National Palace, the Cathedral has a beautiful images of saints, the perfect place to attend to mass.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scenic812043
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julio507
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank romansD1471DL
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 nearby hotels
Omni Auto Hotel
3 reviews
1.53 km away
Grand Tikal Futura Hotel
764 reviews
1.65 km away
Hotel Posada de los Proceres
12 reviews
3.68 km away
Hotel Spring
46 reviews
3.80 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 709 nearby restaurants
Hibiscus Restaurante
360 reviews
1.63 km away
Casa Cantonesa
77 reviews
1.25 km away
89 reviews
1.87 km away
Hacienda Steak House
46 reviews
2.79 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 185 nearby attractions
Palacio Nacional
421 reviews
2.92 km away
Iglesia Yurrita
47 reviews
4.85 km away
Museo Miraflores
69 reviews
3.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Charles S
6 February 2018|
Response from lcb5310 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I would check their website.
31 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JorgeC1421 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
20 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.