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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really nice Cathedral, built between 1782 y 1815, the towers completed in 1867. It is located at the Parque Central in the center of the city. Its massive structure incorporates baroque and classical elements. On 28 October 2003, Pope John Paul II authorized...More

Thank Francisco A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the church because one of our friends daughter was turning 15. Before her party the family had a service for her in this church. It is one of the oldest churches in Guatemala and so beautiful. Amazing architecture and very ornate. Parking...More

Thank DValdez2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the earthquakes from the early 1900's left rigorous marks throughout the fabrics of this monumentality building mass, the structure carried on, and it remains the main cathedral of Guatemala. A well mainlined nearby park makes your vist pleasant and inviting

Thank nymamerica
Reviewed October 28, 2017

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
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October 31, 2016|
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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