Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, Guayaquil

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Appreciate the remarkable sense of light and space you get standing inside Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil. Constructed between 1924 and 1937 to replace Guayaquil's original wooden cathedral (which burned down on the same site in 1692), the beige, twin-spired structure dominates the city center. With simple light-colored columns and arches that climb high to the cavernous ceiling, the cathedral seems remarkably airy. Admire the many stained glass windows, depicting famous religious scenes in dazzling color. For Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil and beyond, use our Guayaquil tour planner to get the most from your Guayaquil vacation.
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  • Cathedral not to be missed. You can't miss it if you were going to see the iguana Park. The façade is very beautiful. See
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  • Was there a Thursday night and really enjoyed singing and praying, beautiful cathedral to visit and if it is open don't miss out taking a few minutes and have a look at its inside  more »
  • very cute and emblematic... Gothic style makes construction according to the beautiful Guayaquil different to the rest of the buildings
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  • I think this church is absolutely beautiful, especially the inside .i was there with my husband and kids they loved it too.
  • Landmark of Guayaquil.
  • How nice, with tv and all. Now I understand where to go the tithes, but really beautiful church view architecturally...
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  • Very well.. OSE the cleanest sound speakers very nice Church and the mass was well heard
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Guayaquil's sprawling layout means its center isn't strictly defined, with accommodations spread throughout several neighborhoods. To enjoy the most iconic Guayaquil setting, stay in the riverside neighborhood of Las Penas. For easy access to public parks and some of the best attractions in Guayaquil, stay in the bustling district of La Bahia. If you want a more suburban experience, look farther north to the neighborhood of Simon Bolivar.
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