Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
The final resting place of assassinated archbishop Oscar Romero, Catedral Metropolitana has a colorful history hiding behind its towering white facade. The principal church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Salvador, the cathedral was completed and inaugurated after years of construction in 1999, built on the previous site of the Temple of Santo Domingo. Read up on your history before visiting, as the white simplistic architecture only hints at the building's eventful past. In 1980, a shooting and subsequent stampede at the cathedral during archbishop Romero's funeral shocked the nation. More recent controversy involved the removal of the famous and much loved mural that once adorned its entrance, by the then Archbishop of San Salvador. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and many more San Salvador attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Salvador online trip planner .
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  • A spiritual place, where you can meet the place where the blessed Archbishop Romero. Obligatory place to meet...
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  • It was the area surrounding reconstruction, but even more impressive is the crypt of Monsignor Romero.
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  • Located next to the National Palace. Nice Interior, modern touch, not is an ancient Cathedral.
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  • It is the main Cathedral of El Salvador, majestic work where you can appreciate the architecture with its imposing style.
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