Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

(3.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Salvador using our San Salvador trip generator.
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  • Lastimosamente no estoy de acuerdo con la parte de quitarle los mosaicos que poseia la catedral Para mi punto de vista era lo atractivo incluso habia personal de turismo que sabia el significado de ca...  more »
  • Arquitectura de la iglesia muy bonita.. Bonita cuidad.. Invito a que vengan a este lugar hay m cha seguridad.. 
  • Esta es la iglesia principal de todos el país, dentro de ella se encuentra una parte dedicada a monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero